鬼婆

CantoneseEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

鬼婆 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping gwai2 po4)

  1. (slang, pejorative) 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
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NounEdit

鬼婆 (hiragana おにばば, romaji onibaba)

  1. hag, nasty old woman
Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 14:02