Cataian

noun

plural -s
1
obsolete : a native of Cathay
2
[so called from the reputation for thievery given to the Chinese by early travelers] obsolete : sharper, scoundrel

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin Cataya Cathay + English -an

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“Cataian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cataian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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