Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for person of Chinese birth or descent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Chinese person.

Etymologies

Probably alteration of Chinese.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of Chinese (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Chink is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society.

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  • As are many of the best and worse contributions to the human race, the Chink is Japanese.

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  • I am Japanese gentleman, and the word Chink is not fit to be spoke.

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  • The Chink is busy all the time, and he keeps the ground just as busy.

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  • "Chink" - a name for a person of any East Asian origin, associated with deviousness, take-home catering and cowardliness

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  • The Chink is a ship's cook, and the nigger belongs to me.

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  • In the given situation of a man alone on an island, the company of a Chink was a very good reason.

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  • There are just too many half-cooked ingredients in this utopian stew of a movie: the gender-bending Countess (John Hurt), who markets feminine-hygiene products; the cave-dwelling guru called The Chink (Noriyuki "" Pat '' Morita); Delores (Lorraine Bracco), who leads the cowgirl revolt at the Rubber Rose Ranch, run by Miss Adrian (Angie Dickinson); Bonanza Jellybean (Rain Phoenix), the lesbian cowgirl with whom Sissy finds true love, and lots more.

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  • As they hear, now and again, wanderers far above them calling, "Chink," one to another, they know the bobolinks are on their way to a land that lies south of the Amazon, and that neither sleep nor darkness bars their path, which is open before them to take when and where they will.

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  • All he said was, "Chink," in the same matter-of-fact way that his bobolink forefathers had spoken, back through all the years when they, too, had taken this same flight over sea in the course of their vagabond journey.

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