kakak

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kakak

  1. older brother/sister, older sibling
  2. older cousin
  3. term of address for a friend who is a bit older

Usage notes[edit]

  • "Kakak laki-laki" is used to mean "older brother".
  • "Kakak perempuan" is used to mean "older sister".

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *kakaʔ (compare Indonesian kakak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaka, from Proto-Austronesian *kaka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kakak (plural kakak-kakak)

  1. sister (older woman or girl having the same parents)
  2. (rare) sibling (older person who shares same parents)
  3. (rare) brother (older male sibling)
  4. term of address for a female acquaintance who is a bit older

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Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

kakak

  1. cackle or cackling of a hen, duck, etc.

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