鬼婆

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Chinese[edit]

ghost; sly; crafty grandmother; matron; mother-in-law
simp. and trad.
(鬼婆)
Literally: “ghost woman”.

Etymology[edit]

Variation on the more common masculine term 鬼佬 (guǐlǎo, “gweilo”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

鬼婆

  1. (Cantonese, slang, pejorative, ethnic slur) older Caucasian woman; gweipo

Usage notes[edit]

An (originally) derogatory term used by Cantonese speakers to refer specifically to an (older) white woman. It has come into common usage and has increasingly reduced its derogatory edge.

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おに
Grade: S
ばば
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Noun[edit]

鬼婆 (hiragana おにばば, rōmaji onibaba)

  1. hag, nasty old woman