Meaning of sinkeh in English:

sinkeh

Pronunciation /ˈsɪŋkeɪ/

noun

historical
  • In Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia: a newcomer, especially a labourer, recently arrived from China.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Malay singkek, singkeh, singke recent immigrant from China (now chiefly historical) from Chinese (Hokkien) sin kheh from sin new + kheh newcomer from outside.