Definition of gweilo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡweɪləʊ/

noun (plural gweilos)

SE Asian
A foreigner, especially a westerner.
Example sentences
  • The fact that he was just a little guy - 147 lb, 5ft 7in - and could take on the biggest gweilo [Cantonese slang for foreigner] and knock the hell out of him.
  • In 1992, he sparked a heated argument by calling a fellow member a " gweilo’.
  • But even savvy gweilos will be frustrated by this mess.


Cantonese, literally 'ghost man'.

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