pakapoo


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pakapoo

(ˈpækəpuː)
n, pl -poos
1. (Gambling, except Cards) a Chinese lottery with betting slips marked with Chinese characters
2. like a pakapoo ticket untidy; incomprehensible
[C19: from Chinese]
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Bok choy (1847), campoi (1842), chop-suey (1888), dim sum (1948), fu yung (1917), hoisin (1957), kumquat/cuamquat (1699), kwai-lo (1969), loquat (1820), moo goo gai pan (1902), oopack (1855), pai gow (1906), pakapoo (1886), pak pai (1972), paktong (1775), Tanka (1839), Wing Chun (1967), wok (1858), won ton (1948), yen (2) (1876), yen (3) (1882), yen-yen (1886), yulo (1878).
Likewise, (oo) as in oolong or pakapoo is pronounced as in any other English words that underwent the Great Vowel Shift process with raising from long o to long u, like mood or loot.