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ChineseEdit

ghost; sly; crafty grandmother; matron; mother-in-law
simp. and trad.
(鬼婆)
Literally: “ghost woman”.

EtymologyEdit

From (guǐ, “foreigner”) + (, “woman”) Variation on the more common masculine term 鬼佬 (guǐlǎo, “gweilo”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

鬼婆

  1. (Cantonese, slang, pejorative) older Caucasian woman; gweipo

Usage notesEdit

An (originally) derogatory term used by Cantonese speakers to refer specifically to an (older) white woman. It has come into common usage and has increasingly reduced its derogatory edge.

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
おに
Grade: S
ばば
Grade: S
kun'yomi

NounEdit

鬼婆 (hiragana おにばば, rōmaji onibaba)

  1. hag, nasty old woman