Origin: Malay – it means reverse and is a contradiction of the nautical term “to go astern”
Gostan is used in scenarios where you need someone to go reverse/backwards. This usually happens in driving situations when you overshot at a destination or turn.
Mary: “Oh John, we just missed our turn…can you gostan and turn in again?
John: “Cannot lah, you think your grandfather’s road ah? We have to abide by the traffic rules!!