|ghost; sly; crafty||male; man (Cantonese)|
|simp. and trad.
Originally Cantonese. From the supposed resemblance of Portuguese and other European skin tones to ghosts.
- Min Dong
- (chiefly Cantonese, Min Dong, colloquial, pejorative, usually offensive) gweilo, "foreign devil" (particularly a European; a Caucasian; whitey)
- A derogatory term for white people, particularly men, mainly in speech. Prior to the 1980s, the term was commonly prefixed in Cantonese by 死 (sei2, “damned”), with the meaning "damned ghost fucker, damned foreign devil".
- Now commonly used among Mandarin speakers.