Chinaman


Chinaman
Chinese, Chinaman
Chinese is the standard word, both as a noun (with plural the same) and an adjective, for people and things relating to China. Chinaman, the form recommended by Fowler (1926), has developed unfavourable overtones and is no longer in ordinary use.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Chinaman — noun Date: 1789 often offensive a native of China ; Chinese …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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