Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a person of Japanese birth or ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Japanese.
  • noun A common abbreviation of Japanese.
  • noun An abbreviation of Japan.

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  • noun pejorative, ethnic slur A Japanese person.
  • adjective pejorative, ethnic slur Japanese; of or pertaining to Japan or its people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent

Etymologies

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Shortened from Japanese.

Examples

  • The only other similar blanket order came a few years later, when the word "Jap" on place names was changed to "Japanese."

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  • The only other similar blanket order came a few years later, when the word "Jap" on place names was changed to "Japanese."

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  • Waldemar Jap is a partner and managing director in BCG Greater China and a core member of the consumer practice.

    China's Baby-Care Craze

  • I found myself wondering how Lee felt at Appomattox … or the main Jap admiral when they took him out to the battleship Missouri to sign the final papers.

    Great Moments in Presidential Inaugurations – 1 « Gerry Canavan

  • Jap is my only companion, and he sneezes all over me whenever I pick him up.

    Familiar Letters of William James I

  • He had not heard of it before, and, when I told him of the West Coast Army Commander's statement that "a Jap is a Jap," he hit the table with his fist and said, "Right you are.

    Is That Legal?: February 2006 Archives

  • He had not heard of it before, and, when I told him of the West Coast Army Commander's statement that "a Jap is a Jap," he hit the table with his fist and said, "Right you are.

    Is That Legal?: "The Idea of Doing Nothing"

  • Didn’t the man know what Nisei meant, wasn’t the word even in the man’s vocabulary of citizenship like the word Jap?

    Their Dogs Came With Them

  • Thanks Kalyn - I think the Jap might be the Kent variety of Pumpkin but you could probably use any pumpkin

    Jap Pumpkin Soup with Curried Onions

  • See the Station US log book in RG 38, Station US papers, Folder 5830/30, entitled Jap Dip.

    DAY OF DECEIT

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