Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
|simp. and trad.
- a watchman's clapper
- (music) wooden clappers; a small, rectangular, high-pitched wood block used in Chinese folk music and opera
- one of a number of varieties of traditional folk opera performed in northern China, using the bangzi as an accompanying instrument