大佬

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Chinese[edit]

 
big; great; huge; large; major; wide; deep; oldest; eldest; doctor
man; guy
simp. and trad.
(大佬)
alternative forms dalao neologism

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Note: tāi-lôu - from Cantonese.

Noun[edit]

大佬

  1. (Cantonese) elder brother; big brother
  2. (Cantonese) old buddy
  3. triad boss; boss; magnate
  4. (neologism, slang) someone experienced or influential
    女裝大佬 / 女装大佬  ―  nǚzhuāng dàlǎo  ―  experienced crossdresser (male-to-female)
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大佬

  1. (Cantonese) bro; man
    大佬恤衫大拿拿落手 [Cantonese, trad.]
    大佬恤衫大拿拿落手 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Daai6 lou2, gin6 seot1 saam1 daai6 naa4 naa4 gei2 baak3 man1, dim2 maai5 dak1 lok6 sau2 aa3? [Jyutping]
    Man, this shirt costs a few hundred bucks. How could I buy it?

Etymology 2[edit]

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大佬

  1. (Xiamen Hokkien) liar; cheater; swindler; con artist; manipulator
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