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- noun ethnic slur A Caucasian person, in China (generally a man); a ‘foreign devil’.
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From the old film star, to the runaway girl, to the mature sex worker, to illegal immigrant, to a "gweilo" singing on the streets.
As for THE HIDDEN KINGDOM, what bothered me was seeing Jackie and Jet play second fiddle to a really boring and charisma-free gweilo.
It made us feel as if they still regarded us as gweilo foreign devils.
Maybe not fair to point out, but gweilo is a Cantonese word, not Mandarin.
Granted, we can see the gweilo fiddling with MTR Uncle's bag first, but nobody so far has been able to explain what happened prior to this heated argument.
Instead, this man chooses to confront a rather impatient gweilo who is 1.5 times his size.
jumpcut, you are incorrect: the Mandarin version of gweilo is ‘yang guizi’.