Chinese edit

simp. and trad.

Etymology edit

From Hokkien.

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit


  1. Bengal (a region of South Asia)
  2. (chiefly Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia) Bangladesh (a country in South Asia)

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Derived terms edit

Noun edit


  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang) fool; idiot
  2. (Hong Kong Cantonese) a drinking game whose song starts with the line 孟加拉呀孟加拉 (Bangladesh, oh Bangladesh)

References edit

  • Bolton, Kingsley; Hutton, Christopher (2005) A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang: The Language of Hong Kong Movies, Street Gangs and City Life, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, →ISBN, page 276