laowai

See also: lǎowài

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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin 老外(literally old outside[r]).

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NounEdit

laowai ‎(plural laowais or laowai)

  1. (colloquial) A foreigner in mainland China or Taiwan, (chiefly) a Western one.

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