The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 架妹

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Entry definition

架妹 〈jià mèi〉 {{zh-forms}} etymology A variant of {{zh-l}} often used in electronic communications due to character encoding limitations, as the Cantonese-specific character {{zh-l}} does not show up properly on some computers. {{zh-l}} itself may itself be a variant of {{zh-l}}. The ultimate etymology of the first syllable "gaa4" (however written) is not clear; it may be onomatopoeia or mockery of the sound of the Japanese language, akin to the term barbarian. pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
noun: {{zh-noun}}
  1. (Cantonese, ethnic slur, derogatory, vulgar) a Japanese girl or a young Japanese woman

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