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In Hong Kong: a car used illegally as a taxi.
1970s; earliest use found in The South China Morning Post. From Chinese (Cantonese) baahk báai (Meyer-Wempe transcription paâk p'áai), lit. ‘white (vehicle) number plate’ from baahk white + báai sign, notice, referring to the colour of the non-commercial (vehicle) number plates used in Hong Kong.
pak pai/ˌpak ˈpʌɪ/
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