Definition of gaijin in English:

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gaijin

Pronunciation: /ɡīˈjin/

noun (plural same)

(In Japan) a foreigner.
Example sentences
  • From a Japanese standpoint, she would take to task the gaijin ladies in Japan who refused to comply with traditions with a condescending attitude, at the same time chastising Japanese obatarian who despaired of the big-nosed foreigners.
  • With Karl on a hunt for running shoes to fit his gaijin (foreigner feet) we stopped in at a mall and all got freaked out again by the commercialism and big white Americans from the nearby army base.
  • This is a difficult concept for the gaijin to grasp when brought up on the premise that the Japanese are a consensus society.

Origin

Japanese, contraction of gaikoku-jin, from gaikoku 'foreign country' + jin 'person'.

Words that rhyme with gaijin

agin, akin, begin, Berlin, bin, Boleyn, Bryn, chin, chin-chin, Corinne, din, fin, Finn, Flynn, Glyn, grin, Gwyn, herein, Ho Chi Minh, in, inn, Jin, jinn, kin, Kweilin, linn, Lynn, mandolin, mandoline, Min, no-win, pin, Pinyin, quin, shin, sin, skin, spin, therein, thin, Tientsin, tin, Tonkin, Turin, twin, underpin, Vietminh, violin, wherein, whin, whipper-in, win, within, Wynne, yin

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Syllabification: gai·jin

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