Meaning of ang pow in English:

ang pow

Pronunciation /aŋ ˈpaʊ/

nounplural noun ang pow, plural noun ang pows

(also ang pau)
  • A traditional Chinese gift of money presented in a red envelope.

    ‘they are looking forward to receiving ang pow’
    • ‘Chinese New Year means ang pows filled with money’


From Chinese (Hokkien) âng-pau, literally ‘red packet’; compare with hongbao.