abah

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Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aba-h, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abah (Jawi spelling ابه‎, plural abah-abah, informal 1st possessive abahku, 2nd possessive abahmu, 3rd possessive abahnya)

  1. father (male parent)
    Synonyms: aba, ayah, bapa, rama
  2. (slang, informal) a popular leader.
  3. (slang, Malaysia, informal, politics) Former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
    • 2021, Harakah Daily[1]
      Situasi itu dapat dilihat apabila netizen dan orang ramai meluahkan perasaan mahu Abah (perdana menteri) terus kekal menerajui pentadbiran negara. Kondisi itu dapat dilihat sejak semalam. (This situation can be seen when netizens and the public express the feeling that they want Abah (the prime minister) should continue leading the country's administration. The condition can be seen since yesterday.)

Sundanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

abah

  1. Romanization of ᮃᮘᮂ; father (male parent)