Definition of nooi in English:

nooi

(also nôi, noi) (English Regional, Scottish, Northern noy)

noun

South African
  • A female employer; also as a term of respect used by a subordinate to address a woman in authority.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From South African Dutch, Afrikaans nooi female employer, single Afrikaans woman, girlfriend, perhaps partly from Malay nona, nonah single woman and partly from Malay nonya, nyonya married woman.

Pronunciation

nooi

/nɔɪ/