bà tám

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Calque of Cantonese 八婆 (baat3 po4, meddling woman, literally eight elderly women), from (elderly woman) +‎ tám (eight). See also tám (to gossip).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tám

  1. a very talkative woman; chatterbox; gossip