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  • n. Plural form of chink.
  • n. A type of chaps.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chink.


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  • She cut up the apples with a butter knife so the chinks were a little large.

    whole wheat apple muffins | smitten kitchen

  • Numerous instances are cited, including one where he explains that it's okay to use the term "chinks" to refer to the Chinese as long as you are referring to the "bad Chinese."

    Kevin Pezzi, Big Government's Bizarre Racial-Relations Expert, Is Quite The Sexpert

  • It's funny because she's pretending that she didn't *get* that the word "chinks" was a problem and that by saying "I love" instead of "I hate" she wouldn't get branded a racist.

    "We, in former times, constantly made jokes about different races."

  • They wanted me to apologize to Steyn, too, for disapproving of the fact that Steyn called Chinese people "chinks" and Japanese people "japs."

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • As is usual in the case of old log cabins that have stood neglected for many years, subject to storms, and the heat of summer, as well as the wintry blasts, some of the dried mud that had once been plastered between the logs to fill in the "chinks" had become loosened and fallen away.

    The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island

  • P.S. -- I left my other shirt at the "chinks" to be laundered.

    Love Letters of a Rookie to Julie

  • Sanford: Well I think that it's just, and science is more and more documenting this, is that there are real "chinks" in the armor of evolution being the only way we came about.

    Reason Magazine - Hit & Run

  • Kinslerhomer used an old slang term by mistake, and you guys jumped on him like he was calling them "chinks" or "gukes" or something.

    Lone Star Ball

  • "chinks" in a suit of armor ... where no matter how strung out on pain-numbing drugs someone is ...


  • I counted the chinks in the log walls, the ceiling, and the floor, instead of counting sheep.

    Mercy Kill


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