chinaman chinaman

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
  2. (n) a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg

News

  • Whale carcass brought ashore attracts on-lookers

    A 55-foot dead sperm whale made its way to Heeia Kea Pier Saturday morning after being monitored for the last two days near Chinaman's Hat. But along with its arrival, also came curious onlookers who took the rare opportunity to see the dead animal up-close.
    on October 27, 2013     Source: KHON 2 Honolulu

Quotes

  1. Mark Twain wrote in "Roughing It", published in 1872, that "No Californian gentleman or lady ever abuses or oppresses a Chinaman, under any circumstances . . . Only the scum of the population do it - they and their children; they, and naturally and...
    on Apr 4, 2006 By: Mark Twain Source: The Conservative Voice

  2. Robins left the crease cursing "fancy being out to a bloody Chinaman," to which Learie Constantine replied: "Do you mean the bowler or the ball?"
    on Feb 15, 2006 By: Learie Constantine Source: CricInfo.com

  3. In his statement, Turner wrote that he was "unaware that the term `Chinaman' was derogatory and hurtful to the Asian Pacific American community."
    on Mar 18, 2007 By: Ted Turner Source: San Jose Mercury News

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /