太空人

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Chinese[edit]

outer space man; person; people
trad. (太空人) 太空
simp. #(太空人) 太空
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Etymology[edit]

The Hong Kong Cantonese sense comes from an interpretation of 太空人 as (“wife”) + (“empty”) + (“person”).

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Noun[edit]

太空人

  1. astronaut; cosmonaut; taikonaut
  2. (chiefly Hong Kong Cantonese) man who remains in Hong Kong for work or business while wife and children live abroad

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