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taikonaut

/ˈtaɪkəʊˌnɔːt/
noun
1.
an astronaut from the People's Republic of China
Word Origin
C20: from Cantonese taikon(g) cosmos + -naut
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Contemporary definitions for taikonaut
noun

a Chinese astronaut

Examples

The headline was, "China's First Taikonaut Safely Returns to Earth."

Word Origin

1998; Chin. taikong 'space'

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