Definitions

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  • n. A Caucasian or a white foreigner; one who comes to Thailand from another country.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Frank; a Feringhee or European; a non-Asiatic foreigner.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In effect they shut down the airport leaving thousands of farang (farang being the Thai word for a foreigner of European ancestry) tourist stranded.

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  • At the time of the interview, there were four "farang" - Thai for foreigner - in the cell, including the "Swirl Face Pedophile" Christopher Neil, a Canadian since convicted for molesting boys and posting distorted pictures online, and Viktor Bout, Tajik-born international arms smuggler called "The Merchant of Death."

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  • It took them a few minutes to get to the children and everyone was glad that one of the farang is a good swimmer.

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  • As such 'farang' numbered few and the Thais we met were a little more amused by the novelty of talking to a white boy / a little more interested in our lives etc. Day One:

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  • Even without the map or guidebook, as a "farang" (foreigner), you're a sitting duck anyway.

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  • We went to the night market but not really very busy and only for 'farang'

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  • The lady tried to overcharge me again, but I'm a crafty little "farang" (what Thais call westerners) and I said "13 baht local ticket only please."

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  • Then "farang" became the word to call caucasien Jackie

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  • She made me a delicious chix fried rice and proceeded to chew my ears for 1.5 hours about how her marriage to a weed-smoking Swiss "farang" didn't work out.

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  • Where you can experience life as 'farang' Thai majority-race term for members of a specific minority-race: English equivalent 'nigger'

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  • Farang is what Thai people call a foreigner. It is used in English (when in Thailand) when referring a foreigner. It is not derogatory.

    June 8, 2009

  • Phew!

    September 10, 2008

  • Thai for "guava." Also Thai for "white person." Only the guava is a food, though.

    December 8, 2007