Definition of kuya in English:

kuya

noun

SE Asian
  • 1(in the Philippines) an elder brother.

    ‘her kuya was out most of the time’
    1. 1.1 Used as a polite title or form of address for an older man.
      ‘Kuya Mark, thank you for helping me’

Origin

Tagalog.

Pronunciation

kuya

/ˈkuːjə/