Definition of ang pow in English:

ang pow

(also ang pau)

noun

SE Asian
  • A traditional Chinese gift of money presented in a red envelope.

    ‘they are looking forward to receiving ang pow’
    ‘Chinese New Year means ang pows filled with money’

Origin

From Chinese ( Hokkien dialect) âng-pau, literally ‘red packet’; compare with hongbao.

Pronunciation

ang pow

/aŋ ˈpaʊ/