mui–tsai

noun \¦müē¦jī\

Definition of mui–tsai

plural

mui–tsai

  1. 1 :  a young slave girl in South China

  2. 2 :  a system of girl slavery in South China

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Origin and Etymology of mui–tsai

Chinese (Cantonese) mooî-tsaí, from mooî younger sister + tsaí little; akin to Chinese (Pekingese) mei4-tsai3 little younger sister, from mei4 younger sister + tsai3 child


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