Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Papionini — the macaques.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of macaques including the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), much used in laboratory biomedical research. Formerly called Macacus.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think everyone heard about Sen. George Allen calling his opponent’s cameraman, S.R. Sidarth, “macaca” at one of Sen. Allen’s fundraisers, and then telling the Indian-descended S.R. Sidarth, “Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here.

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » Confederate Flag Loving, Noose Owning Republican a Racist. Oh, the Shock.

  • Considering oneself a victim of fascist political incorrectness because you can't call women "girls" or champion sportswomen "nappy-headed hos" or refer to spoken Chinese as "ching chong ching chong" or call South Asian journalists "Macaca" is nothing but the tantrum of someone whose speech has never been limited by those of lesser socioeconomic status before.

    Somebody Kill Me Now

  • I told my Gallic neighbour about the whole controversy and he immediately recognized the word Macaca as a racial slur.

    VA-SEN: "Macaca" -- The Movie!

  • George Allen claims he "just made up" the word Macaca, but the confederate flag-rocking, noose-displaying, N-word dropping Senator was just being modest.

    Katie Halper: Saltsman and Allen: Separated at Birth?

  • The truth is the word Macaca comes from the word Macaque, which is a Monkey.

    Katie Halper: Saltsman and Allen: Separated at Birth?

  • I looked up the word Macaca in my handy English-Hindi dictionary.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • BLITZER: The word Macaca, a lot of people -- I never heard of that word before.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • TUCHMAN: To some, the word Macaca is racially insensitive.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2006

  • Where he learned the term Macaca is indeed valid, but remember, the question was whether or not his Grandfather was Jewish, and if so when the Jewishness of his family ended, these things wouldn’t explain why he blurted out a racial slur, unless your making the arguement that macaca is a slur only Jewish people use.

    Waldo Jaquith - Allen’s bizarre Jewish heritage tirade.

  • “Where he learned the term Macaca is indeed valid, but remember, the question was whether or not his Grandfather was Jewish, and if so when the Jewishness of his family ended, these things wouldn’t explain why he blurted out a racial slur, unless your making the arguement that macaca is a slur only Jewish people use.”

    Waldo Jaquith - Allen’s bizarre Jewish heritage tirade.

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