Definition of sotong in US English:

sotong

noun

SE Asian
  • 1A squid or cuttlefish.

    ‘the fisherman uses a lamp to attract both sotong and fish within reach of his net’
    mass noun ‘steamed prawns and crispy fried sotong’
    as modifier ‘sotong balls’
    1. 1.1 A stupid, clumsy, or confused person.
      ‘I am such a sotong, I mixed up my interview dates!’

Phrases

  • blur like (or as)(a) sotong

    • Used to indicate that someone is stupid, clumsy, or confused.

      ‘nice location, but the staff are blur like sotong’
      ‘the poor girl is as blur as a sotong’

Origin

Malay.

Pronunciation