鬼婆

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

means literally "ghost woman", and is a variation on the more common masculine term 鬼佬 (gweilo).

Noun[edit]

鬼婆 (traditional and simplified, Jyutping gwai2 po4)

  1. (slang, pejorative) gweipo

Usage notes[edit]

An (originally) derogatory term used by Cantonese speakers to refer specifically to an (older) white woman. It has come into common usage and has increasingly reduced its derogatory edge.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Noun[edit]

鬼婆 (hiragana おにばば, romaji onibaba)

  1. hag, nasty old woman