Taikonaut definition

tīkə-nôt
A Chinese astronaut.
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Noun

Singular:
taikonaut
Plural:
taikonauts

Origin of taikonaut

  • Mandarin táikōng outer space (tái big) (from Middle Chinese thaj´ tai chi) (kōng empty, the sky) (from Middle Chinese khəwŋ) –naut

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition