頭家

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See also: 头家

Chinese[edit]

head; (noun suffix)
 
home; family; ‑ist; ‑er; ‑ian; measure word for stores and schools
trad. (頭家)
simp. (头家)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

頭家

  1. (chiefly Min Nan, Hakka) owner (of a shop etc., addressed by customers)
  2. (chiefly Min Nan, Hakka) boss (addressed by employees)
  3. (chiefly Min Nan, Hakka) husband
  4. (gambling) organizer of a gambling party who takes a cut of the winnings
  5. (gambling, card games) banker of the first round
  6. (gambling, card games) first player
  7. (gambling, card games) preceding player
  8. organizer of a ceremony at a temple

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 老闆 (“boss; proprietor”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 老闆
Mandarin Beijing 老闆
Taiwan 老闆頭家
Cantonese Guangzhou 事頭老細老闆
Hong Kong 事頭老細老闆波士
Taishan 事頭老細老闆
Gan Nanchang 老闆
Hakka Miaoli (N. Sixian) 頭家
Liudui (S. Sixian) 頭家
Hsinchu (Hailu) 頭家
Dongshi (Dabu) 頭家
Zhuolan (Raoping) 頭家
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 頭家
Jin Taiyuan 老闆掌櫃掌櫃的
Min Dong Fuzhou 老闆
Min Nan Xiamen 頭家
Quanzhou 頭家
Zhangzhou 頭家
Taipei 老闆頭家
Kaohsiung 頭家
Tainan 老闆頭家
Taichung 頭家
Hsinchu 頭家
Lukang 頭家
Sanxia 頭家
Yilan 老闆頭家
Kinmen 頭家
Magong 頭家
Philippines (Manila) 頭家
Wu Shanghai 老闆
Xiang Changsha 老闆

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Myanmar-English Dictionary (1993, Myanmar Language Commission; republished 1996, Dunwoody Press)