[foo-chou; Chinese foo-joh]


Older Spelling. Fuzhou.
Also called Northern Min. a dialect of Chinese spoken in and around Foochow.

Compare Min. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of foochow

  • There we separated from our faithful Wu and sent him to his home in Foochow.

    Camps and Trails in China

    Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews

  • The pastor thought it was two or three hundred miles inland from Foochow.

    John Wesley, Jr.

    Dan B. Brummitt

  • One of the most prominent men in Foochow during the latter half of the last century was Mr. Ahok, a wealthy Chinese merchant.

  • Diong Chio (her servant, who accompanied her) wishes very much to go back to Foochow.

  • During the hot summer months Mr. Ahok had grown steadily weaker, and he died almost three months before his wife reached Foochow.

British Dictionary definitions for foochow



a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Fuzhou
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