Asiatic

adjective
Asi·at·ic | \ ˌā-zhē-ˈa-tik , -zē- \

Definition of Asiatic 

sometimes offensive

: asian

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Asiatic noun sometimes offensive

asian vs. asiatic: Usage Guide

Asian is now solidly preferred to Asiatic; the latter persists mainly in the names of some kinds of flora and fauna. an Asiatic lily the Asiatic elephant Asiatic still has some use as a geographical designator the Asiatic side of the Bosporus but has increasingly been considered offensive, especially as associated with the policies of colonialism.

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Asiatic

adjective

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: of or relating to Asia

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