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