Definition of Malaysian in US English:

Malaysian

adjective

  • Relating to Malaysia or its people.

    ‘I often eat at Malaysian restaurants’
    ‘his mother is Malaysian’
    • ‘The young woman soaked up the rays by the poolside of a luxury hotel on the Malaysian resort island.’
    • ‘Visitors find the variety of Malaysian cuisine available here unique.’
    • ‘If the deal is finalized, the company is expected to gain access to the high-speed fiber-optic cable spanning the Malaysian peninsula up to Thailand.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Malaysia, or a person of Malaysian descent.

    ‘a 24-year-old Malaysian studying at the University of Tennessee’
    • ‘The Malaysian picked up her game, but not without difficulty.’
    • ‘The Malaysian has a celebrated history in motorsport.’
    • ‘The Malaysian looked tired and wasn't able to finish the points when he had the opportunity to do so.’
    • ‘Thousands of Malaysians were expected at the New Year party where concerts and fireworks were scheduled.’

Pronunciation

Malaysian

/məˈleɪʒ(ə)n//məˈlāZH(ə)n/