เฒ่าทารก

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Calque of Chinese 頑童 (literally “old brat”), the nickname of Zhou Botong (周伯通), a character in The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳), a 1957 novel by Jin Yong (金庸). Same as เฒ่า (tâo, aged, old; aged person, old person) +‎ ทารก (taa-rók, baby; infant).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicเฒ่าทารก
e ɖʰ ˋ ā d ā r k
Phonemic
เท่า-ทา-รก
e d ˋ ā – d ā – r k
RomanizationPaiboontâo-taa-rók
Royal Institutethao-tha-rok
(standard) IPA(key)/tʰaw˥˩.tʰaː˧.rok̚˦˥/(R)

NounEdit

เฒ่าทารก (tâo-taa-rók)

  1. (slang, derogatory, oxymoron) aged person with childish and mischievous behaviour.