barua

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindi बद्दुआ (badduā).

Noun[edit]

barua (plural barua-barua, informal 1st possessive baruaku, impolite 2nd possessive baruamu, 3rd possessive baruanya)

  1. pimp, one who seeks prostitutes for customers
    Synonyms: alku, jaruman, pinang muda
  2. a person hired to perform vice or crimes
  3. (vulgar) bastard (an insult term)

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Omani Arabic بروة(barwa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

barua (n class, plural barua)

  1. letter (written message)

Derived terms[edit]