Chinaman(redirected from Chinaman (slang))
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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
Chi•na•man(ˈtʃaɪ nə mən)
n., pl. -men.
Older Use: Usually Offensive. (a term used to refer to a Chinese.)Idioms:
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.
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|Noun||1.||Chinaman - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent|
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