adjective, noun, Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Japanese person.
noun, Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a term used to refer to a pampered young Jewish-American woman, especially one who takes material advantages for granted.
(informal, often derogatory) short for Japanese
(US, slang) Jewish American Princess
acronym for Jewish-American Princess, attested from 1971.
Colloquial abbreviation of Japanese, by 1880 as a noun, 1892 as an adjective, not originally pejorative but became so during World War II. It was protested by Japanese before the war, but did not begin to be taboo in the U.S. before 1960s. For some years after World War II in American English the word also functioned as a verb, “to execute a sneak attack upon,” a reference to Pearl Harbor.
A pampered and usually wealthy young woman who feels she deserves special treatment: plenty of Jewish American Princesses in their wigs and false eyelashes/ the unofficial, secret JAP within me (1970s+)
derogatory Jewish American Princess
[juh-pan] /dʒəˈpæn/ noun 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans, a variety of decorative motifs or patterns derived from Oriental sources, used on English porcelain of the 18th and 19th centuries. adjective 4. […]
noun 1. an evergreen tree, Cryptomeria japonica, of Japan, characterized by the pyramidal manner of growth of its branches.
noun 1. a drought-resistant bush clover, Lespedeza striata, of the legume family, introduced to the southern Atlantic states from Asia, having numerous tiny trifoliate leaves valued for pasturage and hay.
noun 1. a warm ocean current in the Pacific, flowing N along the E coast of Taiwan, NE along the E coast of Japan, and continuing in an easterly direction into the open Pacific. noun 1. a warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the E coast of Japan towards the North Pacific Also called Kuroshio […]