Definition of daigou in English:

daigou

noun

  • A person outside China who buys consumer goods on behalf of people living in China, in situations where particular goods are not available or are more expensive in China itself.

    ‘one daigou sends up to 60 tins of baby formula and up to 40 bottles of vitamins to China every week’

Origin

Chinese, dàigòu, literally ‘buy on somebody's behalf’.

Pronunciation

daigou

/ˈdʌɪɡəʊ/