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Etymology

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sea +‎ food

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Noun

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seafood (usually uncountable, plural seafoods)

  1. Fish, shellfish, seaweed, and other edible aquatic life.
    Synonym: fruit of the sea

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Etymology 1

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From English seafood, which resembles the pronunciation of 屎窟 (si2 fat1, buttocks), in turn an ellipsis of 屎窟鬼 (si2 fat1 gwai2, asshole).

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seafood

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, neologism, euphemistic) asshole; jerk; shithead
    old seafood [Cantonese]  ―  ou1 si1 fut1 [Jyutping]  ―  (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    seafood [Cantonese]  ―  lou5 si1 fut1 [Jyutping]  ―  (please add an English translation of this usage example)
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Etymology 2

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From English seafood, which resembles the pronunciation of 師父师父 (shīfu) and is the way the believers refer to him. Possibly via Cantonese 師父师父 (si1 fu6-2).

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seafood

  1. (Taiwan, slang) Liu Chin-lung, founder and leader of the cult Rulaizong