In Japanese, this word means foreigner. Can be used outside of Japan, but unless the person you're talking to knows some Japanese, they may not know what you're on about.
Several meanings used include:
1. Usually used by wapanese people as an insult to mean "idiot" or "newbie". In that context, it literally means "one out of the group".
2. Used as a battle cry amoung foreigners in Japan to refer to their uniqueness (also see gaijin smash).
1. Wow, you failed that song on DDR didn't you? What a gaijin.
2. Yeah! There must be at least 6 gaijin in the kareoke booth! Woo!
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