Chinaman

Chinaman
Chi•na•man
[[t]ˈtʃaɪ nə mən[/t]] n. pl. -men
sts peo off older use: usu. off. (a term used to refer to a Chinese.)
Etymology: 1765–75 usage: Definition1is rarely used today. Definition1as well as the expression a Chinaman's chance are usually perceived as insulting to the Chinese.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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