Last modified on 13 October 2014, at 07:42

洋鬼子

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

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.