Internet Slang

鳳凰男 [fèng huáng nán] & 孔雀女 [kǒng què nǚ]

鳳凰男 [fèng huáng nán] n. Phoenix man. This Internet slang term refers to self-made men of humble roots. This group has been widely discussed because of their marital conflicts typically with “peacock women” and their emotional enmeshment with their families of origin. The implication is negative.

孔雀女 [kǒng què nǚ] n. Peacock woman. This Internet slang term refers to women raised in well-off families in the cities. This group has been widely discussed because of their marital conflicts typically with “phoenix men” on cultural differences and financial matters. The implication is negative.

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