Definition of kaifong in English:

kaifong

(also kaifong welfare association)

Pronunciation /ˈkīˌfäNG/ /ˈkaɪˌfɑŋ/

noun

  • (in Hong Kong) an association formed to promote and protect the interests of a neighborhood or community and to provide mutual aid.

    ‘kaifongs have provided free schooling for many thousands of children’
    • ‘kaifong leaders’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Chinese (Cantonese) gāai-fōng ‘neighborhood’, from gāai ‘street’ + fōng ‘lane’.