laowai

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese 老外 (lit. "old outsider")

NounEdit

laowai ‎(plural laowais or laowai)

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

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