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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 ?
The workers will emigrate in pursuit of the factory, but they will multiply faster than they emigrate, and be told that their own exorbitant demand for wages is driving capital abroad, and must continue to do so whilst there is a Chinaman or a Hindoo unemployed to underbid them.
In China, as I daresay you know, the Emperor is a Chinaman, and all his courtiers are also Chinamen.
The host proved to be a worthy man, as bald as a Chinaman.
The captain of an old-time Chinaman could have done no better, and Mrs.
I never disliked a Chinaman as I do these degraded Turks and Arabs, and when Russia is ready to war with them again, I hope England and France will not find it good breeding or good judgment to interfere.
The Chink's Head was a name the beach-combers gave to a wretched inn off the Rue Bouterie, kept by a one-eyed Chinaman, where for six sous you could sleep in a cot and for three on the floor.
Near them sat a Chinaman, with a yellow face and an expansive smile, who was studying Western conditions at the University.
He would not go along the path athwart which the Chinaman hung.
The Chinaman spoke at length with Schneider, until, notwithstanding his natural suspicion of the sincerity of all men, he became quite convinced that Schneider was quite as much a rogue as himself and that the fellow was anxious to leave the island.
The cook, a harmless old Chinaman, and Virginia were left in sole possession of the Ithaca.
the cook, a little old Chinaman, asked the steward with eager humility, inviting the white man's acceptance of his own bunk with a wave of arm.
A big Chinaman, remarkably evil-looking, with his head swathed in a yellow silk handkerchief and face badly pock-marked, planted a pike-pole on the Reindeer's bow and began to shove the entangled boats apart.