Chi·​na·​man ˈchī-nə-mən How to pronounce Chinaman (audio)
often offensive
: a native of China : chinese

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinaman was in 1789

Dictionary Entries Near Chinaman

Cite this Entry

“Chinaman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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