Definition of hutong in English:


Syllabification: hu·tong
Pronunciation: /ˈho͞otoNG

noun (plural same or hutongs)

  • A narrow lane or alleyway in a traditional residential area of a Chinese city, especially Beijing.
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    • There are very few lights in a hutong at night.
    • Last week I visited some friends in the evening, in a tiny little hutong near the Drum Tower.
    • Outside the temple you may find some locals who will offer their rickshaw hutongs tours.


Chinese hútòng, probably from Mongolian gudum.

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