bà tám

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Cantonese 八婆 (baat3 po4, meddling woman, literally eight elderly women), from (elderly woman) +‎ tám (eight). See also tám (to gossip).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tám

  1. a very talkative woman; chatterbox; gossip