gweipo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese 鬼婆 (ghost woman).

Noun[edit]

gweipo (plural gweipos)

  1. (derogatory) An (older) Caucasian woman.

Usage notes[edit]

For the usage in Cantonese, see the usage notes at 鬼婆.

Much like gweilo, gweipo has passed into the terminology of Caucasian residents of Hong Kong, losing its derogatory edge in the process. The distinction of it referring to an older rather than younger woman (as in Cantonese) is often not as pronounced in English usage.

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