American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive Threatened expansion of Asian populations as magnified in the Western imagination.
- n. derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized The alleged threat to Western nations by East Asians, especially Chinese or Japanese people, due to their vast population, non-Western cultures, or supposed antagonism to the West.
- n. derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized East Asian nations or peoples, conceived as threatening.
- n. the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
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