[chahy-nuh-muh n] /ˈtʃaɪ nə mən/
noun, plural Chinamen.
Older Use: Usually Offensive. a term used to refer to a Chinese or a person of Chinese descent.
(lowercase) Archaic. a person who imports or sells china.
(often lowercase) Political Slang: Usually Offensive. a person regarded as one’s benefactor, sponsor, or protector:
to see one’s chinaman about a favor.
a Chinaman’s chance, Usually Offensive. the slightest chance:
He hasn’t a Chinaman’s chance of getting that job.
noun (pl) -men
(archaic or derogatory) a native or inhabitant of China
(often not capital) (cricket) a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
1711, “native of China,” from China + man (n.). Also in 18c., “dealer in china wares” (1728).
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