Last modified on 4 May 2014, at 13:38

鬼婆

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

means literally "ghost woman", and is a variation on the more common masculine term 鬼佬 (gweilo).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

鬼婆

  1. (Cantonese, slang, pejorative) an (older) Caucasian woman, gweipo

Usage notesEdit

An (originally) derogatory term used by Cantonese speakers to refer specifically to an (older) white woman. It has come into common usage and has increasingly reduced its derogatory edge.

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
おに
Grade: S
ばば
Grade: S
kun'yomi

NounEdit

鬼婆 (hiragana おにばば, romaji onibaba)

  1. hag, nasty old woman