滑鐵盧

ChineseEdit

phonetic
trad. (滑鐵盧)
simp. (滑铁卢)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Waterloo, via Cantonese.

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

滑鐵盧

  1. Waterloo (in various countries, especially the city in Belgium)

NounEdit

滑鐵盧

  1. (figuratively) defeat; disastrous defeat
    慘遭滑鐵盧 / 惨遭滑铁卢  ―  cǎnzāo huátiělú  ―  to suffer a crushing defeat

VerbEdit

滑鐵盧

  1. (chiefly Cantonese) to suffer a disastrous defeat