Meaning of Datuk in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɑːtək/


  • (in Malaysia) a title of respect.

    ‘Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mahathir Mohamed’
    • ‘After being treated to a Javanese-Hainanese dance and trying to prevent the Datuk from accumulating more coconut paraphernalia, we were taken to a rather nice looking resort-style hotel called the Kangle Garden Resort.’
    • ‘MHF deputy president Tan Sri P. Alagendra will head the panel that include Satgunam, MHF coaching committee chairman Datuk R. Yogeswaran, Yang Siow Meng and National Sports Council's Ariffin Ghani.’
    • ‘Negri Sembilan's favourite son Datuk Ho Koh Chye has been given the honour of lighting the cauldron for the 10th Malaysia Games at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi tonight.’