阿啄仔

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Chinese[edit]

prefix to names of people pointy (nose) diminutive suffix
simp. and trad.
(阿啄仔)
variant forms
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Etymology[edit]

Refers (by synecdoche) to the typical pointy nose of Westerners.

Several etymologies have been proposed for tok:

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Noun[edit]

阿啄仔

  1. (Xiamen and Taiwanese Hokkien, Taiwanese Hakka, slang, derogatory, ethnic slur) westerner; Caucasian; roundeye (Classifier: )

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually used in reference to westerners. Like most such ethnic terms, the word is either insulting or neutral depending on who says it, and in what context.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 劉建仁 (2011-03-18), “阿督仔(a-tɔk-aˋ)──老外、洋人、老美”, in 台灣話的語源與理據[1] (in Chinese), retrieved 2016-10-27

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