Borrowed from Min Nan 紅毛 (âng-mô͘, literally “red hair”).
ang moh (plural ang mohs or ang moh)
- (Singapore, Malaysia, informal, derogatory) A white person, especially perceived as a foreigner rather than a local inhabitant. [from 19th c.]
2011, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Joss and Gold, page 254:
- Suyin recognized him immediately—the tall, uncomfortable-looking white man, the ang moh standing guard by the only unoccupied table in the cafe.
- 2015, Straits Times, 1 August:
- "With my kind of career and background, I have the best of both worlds. You can't tell me I'm that ang moh (Caucasian) who doesn't understand."