Definitions

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  • proper n. A group of people who moved to Hong Kong during the Song Dynasty.

Etymologies

From Mandarin 本地人 ("locals") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You remember a certain night last March -- off Cape Orso in the gulf, when the wind they call the Punti di Salerno was raging down and you had a jib bent for a mainsail, and your foresail close reefed and were shipping more green water than you like to think of.

    The Children of the King

  • But 1 heard the host bandit 1V1alden inside me say, Zicarecl. 'riow can you be scared f a Punti merchant with no feet?

    the secret sense

  • Punti, the Chinese who tain, just south of Changmian.

    the secret sense

  • All the Hakkas in Thistle Mountain admired her, and not just because she robbed Punti people.

    the secret sense

  • The Punti people on the shore would not; if they interfered with fate, they would be responsible for those two people's undrowned lives.

    the secret sense

  • He said, "Ai, Nunumu, don't go up there anymore, that's where the Punti merchant died, in the pavilion."

    the secret sense

  • Of course, the Punti ridiculed them, and on those rare occasions when a Hakka woman wandered into Canton, the city people stared, but these resolute, difficult, obstinate guests from the north refused to be dictated to.

    Hawaii

  • "Then you must go," piously replied the Punti who ran the house.

    Hawaii

  • Of course, this answer was meaningless to the Punti, so they said, "We still don't understand how you did it."

    Hawaii

  • Of the one hundred and fifty Punti who were sent, one hundred and ten did not want to go.

    Hawaii

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