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  • noun Plural form of Chink.


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  • One high school in Illinois used "Chinks" as their mascot, but when it was pointed out by Asian Americans that the name was racist, they dropped it.

    Tim Giago: Mascots, Ignorance and Racism

  • An enthusiastic letter of thanks has been published in the papers, emanating from these grateful "Chinks," (Swiss for "Dago,") and ending up with "Eviva la Svizzera!"

    The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915

  • Give the "Chinks" time to lick their wounds and swallow their gruel and they would be right as pie.

    The Beach of Dreams

  • As they came on to the upper part of the beach the "Chinks" noticed them, paused for a second in their labours and then, finding that it was only a solitary man and woman, went on with their work as though the intruders had been a couple of penguins.

    The Beach of Dreams

  • Next morning -- they slept on deck that night keeping watch alternately -- the "Chinks," hungry and starving for a suck at their opium pipes appeared, the whole eleven of them, and coming down the beach like a troop of children stood in a line; then they began to wail.

    The Beach of Dreams

  • "Chinks," said Raft, "Chinee -- they've got their pigtails rolled up, well, they're better than nothing."

    The Beach of Dreams

  • The "Chinks" gave evidence that so far from making trouble they were extremely anxious to propitiate and please, and the man who had evidently served Chang appeared in the cabin tidying things and laying out the food, whilst the man who had evidently been mate worked the ship in his own weird way seeming scarcely ever to sleep.

    The Beach of Dreams

  • Meanwhile let us allow ourselves to be diverted by the motiveless villainies of crooked cruel "Chinks" like _Wang Fu Chang_, who sold opium at a terrific profit in Mayfair, hung his servants up by their thumbs and belonged to a Society of Elder Brethren, as to whose activities we were given no clue, unless indeed their job was the kidnapping of Younger Sisters for Wicked Mandarins.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 8, 1920

  • "Chinks," and claimed Native and African Americans should have been grateful for their subjugation by whites. who says that "Breitbart asked me to write for BigGovernment. com," has a peculiar self-described history.

    Crooks and Liars

  • I still remember when the Pekin teams were called the "Chinks".

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