from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The supposed danger posed to Western interests by the increasing population of Asian peoples, especially as depicted in print media in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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- noun derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized The
alleged threatto Western nationsby East Asians, especially Chineseor Japanesepeople, due to their vast population, non-Western cultures, or supposed antagonismto the West.
- noun derogatory, racially offensive, sometimes capitalized East Asian nations or peoples, conceived as threatening.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples
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