One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a people of the Guangdong province of south-eastern China.
2mass noun The dialect spoken by the Teochew.
- ‘All I know when I grew up was that Mum was Hokkien, and spoke English, Sis spoke English, my nanny spoke Teochew, my brother's nanny spoke Cantonese, so my brother and I communicated in sign language.’
- ‘The Chinese language alone has several spoken dialects (Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Toisanese, Haka, Teochew, Shanghainese).’
Relating to the Teochew or their dialect.
- ‘If you haven't already read it, go read Adri's fabulous piece on a Teochew wedding.’
Chinese dialect form of the name of the city Chaozhou.
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