老外

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Chinese[edit]

 
old (of people); aged; venerable (person); outdated; experienced; (a prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity)
 
outside; in addition; foreign; external
simp. and trad.
(老外)
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Noun[edit]

老外

  1. (colloquial, possibly pejorative or offensive) A foreigner.

Usage notes[edit]

The term is othering and controversial, as it may be perceived as racist. It is, however, not necessarily derogatory.

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