阿三

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Chinese[edit]

 
(phonetic character); (final part.); (interj.); flatter; an initial particle; prefix to names of people
three
simp. and trad.
(阿三)
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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibilities include:

  • From 阿Sir, a respectful term of address for policemen;
  • From English I see, an affirmative answer often used by policemen when replying to commanding officers;
  • From Assam, a state in northeastern India.

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Noun[edit]

阿三

  1. (slang, pejorative) Sikh policeman in a concession territory in China; Indian person

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