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’
    as modifier ‘kaifong leaders’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

kaifong

/ˈkīˌfäNG/ /ˈkaɪˌfɑŋ/