follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

Wade-Giles system

[weyd-jahylz] /ˈweɪdˈdʒaɪlz/
noun
1.
a system of Romanization of Chinese, devised by Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818–95) and adapted by Herbert Allen Giles (1845–1935), widely used in representing Chinese words and names in English, especially before the adoption of pinyin.
Also called Wade-Giles.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Wade-Giles system

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Wade

8
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for wade-giles system