A Chinese maid for a colonial English household.
A roofed, open-air porch.
(Also "topi.") A light, hard hat used to protect one's head from the sun in hot climates.
(British English.) An argument.
Stingy; unwilling to spend money even in very important circumstances.
(British English.) A member of the legal profession tasked with drawing up wills and other legal documents.
Obedient to a pathetic degree.
Superficial; appearing sensible only if one overlooks key features.
Showing a lack of courage or determination.
Good-natured and friendly.
In a sincerely warm and friendly fashion.
Speaking of serious issues in a light and informal manner; flippant.
Ask someone urgently to do something; begging.
(Britith English.) Mock, tease, or banter in a good-natured way.
(Early 20th century British English.) Term for native workers.
A specialist who studies Chinese language and culture.
A sequence of images like those seen in a dream.