laowai

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 老外(literally old outside[r]).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laowai ‎(plural laowais or laowai)

  1. (colloquial) A foreigner in mainland China or Taiwan, (chiefly) a Western one.

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