from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A native of Cathay or China; a foreigner; -- formerly a term of reproach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Cathay.
- n. A native of Cathay (an early, and now only a poetic, name for China); a foreigner generally; hence, in old writers, an indiscriminate term of reproach.
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