little emperor

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In contemporary China, a child with no siblings who is regarded as overly protected and spoiled. (Seen as belonging to a generation which is a product of China's "one-child" policy.)

Etymology:

  • A calque of Chinese 小皇帝.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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小皇帝

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