花旗

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Literally: the flag (旗) of fanciness (花, as in 花哨). Now obsolete, superseded by 美國美国 (full name: 美利堅合眾國美利坚合众国). However still preserved in Vietnamese, where the exonym for USA is Hoa Kỳ.

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Proper noun[edit]

花旗

  1. (obsolete) the United States of America
  2. the American flag: the Star-Spangled Banner

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Sino-Xenic (花旗):


Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Proper noun[edit]

花旗

  1. Hán tự form of Hoa Kỳ, "United States, United States of America"