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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A native of Cathay or China; a foreigner; -- formerly a term of reproach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Cathay.
  • n. A native of Cathay (an early, and now only a poetic, name for China); a foreigner generally; hence, in old writers, an indiscriminate term of reproach.


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