[ 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for gaijin
/ (ɡaɪˈdʒɪn) /
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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