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See also: 竹昇
to raise; to hoist; to promote; pint
|Literally: “bamboo rise”.|
Cantonese. Originally as 竹竿 (zuk1 gon1, “bamboo pole”): “bamboo pole” > “Chinese person raised overseas” (the inside is hollow like bamboo poles, signifying the lack of Chinese culture in their knowledge).