noun, plural Can·ton·ese.
Origin of Cantonese
Examples from the Web for cantonese
Cantonese, with its individual characters, also forces rappers to adopt a staccato lyricism.
Then there is the Cantonese dish known as "dragon, tiger, and phoenix", made of snake, cat, and chicken.Poisoning of CEO in Cat Stew Stirs Outrage Among Rights Activists|Dan Levin|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I grew up hearing Cantonese and then I studied Mandarin for a while.
Canton Charlie spoke a few words of singsong Cantonese and the old man nodded.The Caves of Fear|John Blaine
They know us by the Cantonese laundrymen, the class which ranks with their lowest classes.As A Chinaman Saw Us|Anonymous
He had been speaking in the Cantonese dialect, but now he abruptly switched to English.The Image and the Likeness|John Scott Campbell
A Cantonese and a Pekinger can read each other's newspapers without difficulty.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
The Broad Street of the city might have been a Cantonese bazaar, so thick was it with coloured banners.Down Under With the Prince|Everard Cotes
1816, from Canton, former transliteration of the name of the Chinese region now known in English as Guangzhou. The older name is from the former British-run, Hong Kong-based Chinese postal system. As an adjective from 1840.