Definition of gaokao in English:

gaokao

noun

  • (in China) a test of a student's academic skills, used for admission to colleges and universities.

    ‘the interns all had good grades from the best university in the province, having aced the gruelling gaokao’

Origin

From Chinese gāo kǎo, literally ‘high test’.

Pronunciation

gaokao

/ˈɡaʊkaʊ/