นักเลง

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Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From นัก (nák, agentive prefix) +‎ เลง (leeng, from Khmer លេង (leeng, to play)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicนักเลง
n ạ k e l ŋ
Phonemic
นัก-เลง
n ạ k – e l ŋ
RomanizationPaiboonnák-leeng
Royal Institutenak-leng
(standard) IPA(key)/nak̚˦˥.leːŋ˧/(R)

Noun[edit]

นักเลง (nák-leeng) (classifier คน)

  1. (dated) person fond of something; person specialising in something.
  2. rowdy; ruffian; rogue; scoundrel; gangster; outlaw; criminal.

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