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Gweilo is Cantonese. It translates as 'Ghost Man' and is used to describe a Caucasian foreigner.

Although most of China is familiar with this word only Cantonese speakers use it as a derogative way of describing a white person.

It is considered highly offensive in Mandarin China and with some white people.
A Cant (Cantonese person): "Did Gweilo like his dessert?"

Cant waiter: "Yes he did."

White mixed European male who ate THE dessert (and knew what the word meant) remarked: "Did that Cant just call me a Gweilo???"
by Karlosus August 23, 2009

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