Anglo-Chinese Slang

22 terms

Chin-chin

a salutation, a compliment.—Anglo-Chinese.

Chow-Chow

a mixture, food of any kind. Also chit-chat and gossip.—Anglo-Chinese.

Chowdar

a fool.—Anglo-Chinese.

Conshun’s price

fair terms, without extortion. Probably conscience price.—Anglo-Chinese.

Cow-cow

to be very angry, to scold or reprimand violently.—Anglo-Chinese.

Cumshaw

a present or bribe.—Anglo-Chinese.

Fanqui

a European, literally foreign devil.—Anglo-Chinese.

Hoppo

custom-house officer, or custom-house. Almost anything connected with custom-house business.—Anglo-Chinese.

Hy-yaw!

 an interjectional exclamation of astonishment.—Anglo-Chinese.

Lylo

come hither.—Anglo-Chinese.