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taikonaut (TIGH koh nawt) (noun), taikonauts (pl)
1. An an English "nickname" for a Chinese astronaut.
2. Taikonaut comes from the Chinese word taikong, which means "space" or "cosmos"; however, Chinese astronauts are generally known as yuhangyuan, "travelers of the universe".

Another small step Astronaut, cosmonaut or taikonaut? Greg Klerkx asks whose footprints will be next

—Article headline by Greg Klerkx, New Scientist; July 11, 2009; page 33.
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