(redirected from China man)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


n. Offensive
A Chinese man.


n, pl -men
1. (Peoples) archaic or derogatory a native or inhabitant of China
2. (Cricket) (often not capital) cricket a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg


(ˈtʃaɪ nə mən)

n., pl. -men.
Older Use: Usually Offensive. (a term used to refer to a Chinese.)
a Chinaman's chance, Usually Offensive. the slightest chance.
usage: Definition 1 is rarely used today. Definition 1 as well as the expression a Chinaman's chance are usually perceived as insulting to the Chinese.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinaman - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Chinese - a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
2.Chinaman - a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman


(o.f.) [ˈtʃaɪnəmən] N (Chinamen (pl)) (pej in US) → chino m
References in classic literature ?
Between each cabbage and the time-piece, again, is a little China man having a large stomach with a great round hole in it, through which is seen the dial-plate of a watch.
Yes this happened a long time ago - on the last season of House he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man," she wrote.
The presumed China man, proven by default, left no stone unturned to greet the undesirable guest.

Full browser ?