Meaning of Teochew in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtiːəʊˈtʃjuː/

nounplural noun Teochew

  • 1A member of a people of the Guangdong province of south-eastern China.

  • 2mass noun The dialect spoken by the Teochew.

    ‘All I know when I grew up was that Mum was Hokkien, and spoke English, Sis spoke English, my nanny spoke Teochew, my brother's nanny spoke Cantonese, so my brother and I communicated in sign language.’
    • ‘The Chinese language alone has several spoken dialects (Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Toisanese, Haka, Teochew, Shanghainese).’


  • Relating to the Teochew or their dialect.

    • ‘If you haven't already read it, go read Adri's fabulous piece on a Teochew wedding.’


Chinese dialect form of the name of the city Chaozhou.