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  • proper n. A series of books by British author Sax Rohmer about a villain that sports a Fu Manchu moustache, and other media based on them, such as comic books and movies.
  • proper n. The villain who is the title character of that series.
  • n. A Fu Manchu moustache.


The first book with the character was The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu, from 1913. (Wiktionary)


  • “Um, well, yeah,” Fu Manchu said, pulling Raspa onto her feet—well, onto her roller skate—and wheeling her out of the tent.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • He pulled out a knife and scratched a face with two eyes, a mouth, and a Fu Manchu mustache.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Jackson was 0–3 with a walk, and he would be facing left-hander Al Hrabosky, a reliever known as the “Mad Hungarian” because of his overpowering fastball, his dramatic Fu Manchu mustache, and the fact that, before pitches, he would stand on the back of the mound, facing the outfield, to intimidate hitters.

    The Greatest Game

  • He had dark hair parted on one side, and a brown Fu Manchu mustache.

    Time and Again

  • Handlebar and Fu Manchu entered the tent and stood behind Grouchy.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • “I thought that was you sneezing again,” the other one said, taking his rifle off his shoulder and exhaling nervously though his Fu Manchu mustache.

    Bubble in the Bathtub


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