Chinaman


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Chi·na·man

 (chī′nə-mən)
n. Offensive
A Chinese man.

Chinaman

(ˈtʃaɪnəmən)
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.
[1765–75]
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
Translations
kinamann

Chinaman

(o.f.) [ˈtʃaɪnəmən] N (Chinamen (pl)) (pej in US) → chino m
References in classic literature ?
Lying, also dressed and also across the bed, not longwise, are a Chinaman, a Lascar, and a haggard woman.
And ye'll remember that nobody but me (and Jack Chinaman t'other side the court; but he can't do it as well as me) has the true secret of mixing it?
The cook, a harmless old Chinaman, and Virginia were left in sole possession of the Ithaca.
"You likee this piecee bunk?" 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.
At that moment Captain MacWhirr, back from the shore, crossed the deck, umbrella in hand, escorted by a mournful, self-possessed Chinaman, walking behind in paper-soled silk shoes, and who also carried an umbrella.
do that because the Chinaman did not, or would n'ot, learn to cut down trees like a white man?"
Once he had been arrested for assaulting a Chinaman. Two women in different parts of the city, and entirely unknown to each other, caused him considerable annoyance by breaking forth, simultaneously, at fateful intervals, into wailings about marriage and support and infants.
Her gown was a light cotton print, and from the back of her head a kind of rope could be seen descending to some distance below her waist, like a Chinaman's queue.
Schneider saw the Chinaman, and motioned to him that the coast was clear.
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.
He was short and fat, and waddled comically; his eyes were very "slanting," as Rose said; his queue was long, so were his nails; his yellow face was plump and shiny, and he was altogether a highly satisfactory Chinaman.
Near them sat a Chinaman, with a yellow face and an expansive smile, who was studying Western conditions at the University.