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洋鬼子

ChineseEdit

foreign; ocean Foreign devil, in reference to the Japanese: Jap, Nip
simp. and trad.
(洋鬼子)
鬼子

EtymologyEdit

  • From  ("ocean, the West") + 鬼子 ("devil").

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

洋鬼子

  1. (slang, pejorative) “western devil”, “foreign devil” (term of abuse for Westerners)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 3

Grade: S

Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 洋鬼子 (western devil; foreign devil). Given the history of the term, probably from written Chinese 洋鬼子.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

洋鬼子 (hiragana ようきし, romaji yōkishi)

  1. (dated, pejorative) Literally, “western devil”: term used in China to refer disparagingly to westerners.