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suaku (plural suakus)
- (Singapore, informal) Someone who is not well informed; a country bumpkin.
1986, “New Books”, Asiaweek, volume 12, page 60:
- The suaku (literally "mountain tortoise" and figuratively "country bumpkin") sports a beer belly, fake brand-name apparel and oil-slick hair.
- (Singapore, informal) Not well informed; backward.
2003, Beng Huat Chua, Life is Not Complete Without Shopping: Consumption Culture in Singapore, ISBN 9971692724, page 88:
- Ah Lian are not simply lowly educated, they also have supposedly 'pre-modern' or sua-ku (hill tortoise, metaphor for 'backward') modes of behaviour.