from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive A Chinese man.
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- n. A man who is Chinese.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A native of China; a Chinese.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native of China, or a man of Chinese origin.
- n. A manufacturer of china.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
Avoid the term Chinaman, which is considered patronizing.
You think sometimes the Chinaman is a stolid, careless man, who can take a kick and go ahead and not mind it.
Without this element, indeed, she might almost close her warehouses and send the fleet that studs her roads to ride in other harbours, for in every branch of trade the Chinaman is absolutely indispensable.
The word 'Chinaman' has subservient, racist connotations in American history.
To most of us the word Chinaman calls up the picture of the laundryman around the corner in spite of the fact that there are some three hundred million Chinamen in the world engaged in other occupations.
The ordinary Chinaman is not overburdened with cash.
The oldest Canadian-born Chinaman is Cumyow, a well known local Vancouver merchant, notary and interpreter.
The Chinaman is the slowest of mortals under compulsion and until he gets to see the point, but after he sees and is free to act, he is the swiftest in execution of any being on the face of the earth.
One will hear people say: "Hab got pigeon," which means they have business to look after; or if a Chinaman is requested to do some work which he thinks is the duty of another, he will say: "No belongee boy pigeon."
A Chinaman is always being shaved, for he keeps his head and face quite smooth, and never shaves himself.