The most common Chinese term for foreigner. Also used extensively by Westerners, Expats, living in China when talking about other Westerners. Before 1980s it was pejorative, now its neutral or only slightly pejorative. From lao, old, respectful way of addressing ppl and wai, outside/foreign
by haraldgroven October 16, 2006
Means 'foreigners' in Chinese.
by Jiyan November 08, 2006