Definition of kaifong in English:

kaifong

(also kaifong welfare association)

noun

  • (in Hong Kong) an association formed to promote and protect the interests of a neighbourhood or community and to provide mutual aid.

    ‘kaifongs have provided free schooling for many thousands of children’
    as modifier ‘kaifong leaders’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Chinese ( Cantonese dialect) gāai-fōng ‘neighbourhood’, from gāai ‘street’ + fōng ‘lane’.

Pronunciation

kaifong

/ˈkʌɪfɒŋ/