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old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
 
outside; in addition; foreign; external
simp. and trad.
(老外)
 
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老外

  1. (colloquial, possibly pejorative or offensive) foreigner
  2. (informal) layman; amateur

Usage notesEdit

The term is othering and controversial, as it may be perceived as racist. It is, however, not necessarily derogatory.

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