American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Japanese birth or descent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Japanese.
- n. A common abbreviation of Japanese.
- n. An abbreviation of Japan.
- n. pejorative, ethnic slur A Japanese person.
- adj. pejorative, ethnic slur Japanese; of or pertaining to Japan or its people.
- n. (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
- Shortened from Japanese. (Wiktionary)
“The only other similar blanket order came a few years later, when the word "Jap" on place names was changed to "Japanese.”
“I found myself wondering how Lee felt at Appomattox … or the main Jap admiral when they took him out to the battleship Missouri to sign the final papers.”
“Waldemar Jap is a partner and managing director in BCG Greater China and a core member of the consumer practice.”
“Jap is my only companion, and he sneezes all over me whenever I pick him up.”
“He had not heard of it before, and, when I told him of the West Coast Army Commander's statement that "a Jap is a Jap," he hit the table with his fist and said, "Right you are.”
“Didn’t the man know what Nisei meant, wasn’t the word even in the man’s vocabulary of citizenship like the word Jap?”
“Thanks Kalyn - I think the Jap might be the Kent variety of Pumpkin but you could probably use any pumpkin”
“See the Station US log book in RG 38, Station US papers, Folder 5830/30, entitled Jap Dip.”
“The Jap was a man of nearly my own stature; why not put on his clothes?”
“Well, a Jap is a perturbed Chinaman, and clothes are clothes.”
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