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n. pl. Pak·is Chiefly British Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of Pakistani or South Asian birth or ancestry.
n, pl Pakis
1. (Peoples) a Pakistani or person of Pakistani descent
2. (Peoples) (loosely) a person from any part of the Indian subcontinent
3. (Peoples) Pakistani or of Pakistani descent
4. (Peoples) (loosely) denoting a person from the Indian subcontinent
Pak•i(ˈpæk i, ˈpɑ ki)
n., pl. Pak•is.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.—n.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a Pakistani or other S Asian, esp. one who has emigrated to Britain or a Commonwealth nation.)
[1960–65; by shortening]