Origin: Malay – a word to describe someone that is bald
Botak is used to describe someone that is bald and is also used to describe a balding person. It is also commonly used to describe someone who has just gotten a crew cut, especially new recruits to the Singapore Army.
Commonly paired with “head” to form the phrase “botak head”.
Muthu: Peter, nowadays weather sibeh hot leh, how sia???
Peter: Cut botak head lor, will be super cool and shiok.