farang

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Thai ฝรั่ง (fà-ràng, Westerner).

Noun[edit]

farang (plural farangs)

  1. (ethnic slur, sometimes derogatory) a foreigner in Thailand who is of Western ancestry; one who comes to Thailand from a Western country.
    • 2017 March 30, "Farang jumps to his death at Suvarnabhumi Airport", Coconuts Bangkok, Coconuts Media Limited:
      Farang jumps to his death at Suvarnabhumi Airport: A foreign man is believed to have committed suicide when he fell from the fourth floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport this morning.
    • 2017 April 20, "Crazy farang tied up by Pattaya locals and police after he jumped from roof to roof", Coconuts Bangkok, Coconuts Media Limited:
      Crazy farang tied up by Pattaya locals and police after he jumped from roof to roof: A foreign man was tied up by locals and police Wednesday morning... At midnight, locals alerted the police after the farang went on a rampage and destroyed other people's property... Witnesses said they had not seen the man before. The farang continued to let out curses as he was moved onto the police's truck...
    • 2017 May 9, "Farang couple has sex on Samui beach for audience of stray dogs", Coconuts Bangkok, Coconuts Media Limited:
      Farang couple has sex on Samui beach for audience of stray dogs: A local on Koh Samui shared a video of a couple he called "farang scums" having sex on the beach for an audience of confused stray dogs.

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