gaijin

[ gahy-jeen; English gahy-jin ]
/ ˈgaɪ dʒin; English ˈgaɪ dʒɪn /

noun, plural gai·jin [gahy-jeen; English gahy-jin] /ˈgaɪ dʒin; English ˈgaɪ dʒɪn/. Japanese.

an outsider; foreigner.

Nearby words

  1. gai,
  2. gaia,
  3. gaia hypothesis,
  4. gaidhealtachd,
  5. gaiety,
  6. gaikwar,
  7. gail,
  8. gaillard,
  9. gaillard cut,
  10. gaillardia

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British Dictionary definitions for gaijin

gaijin

/ (ɡaɪˈdʒɪn) /

noun

plural -jin (in Japan) a foreigner

Word Origin for gaijin

C20: Japanese, a contraction of gaikoku-jin, from gaikoku foreign country + jin person

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