disparaging + offensive

JAP

2 of 2

noun

usually disparaging + offensive

Word History

First Known Use

Noun Or Adjective

1860, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jap was in 1860

Dictionary Entries Near Jap

Cite this Entry

“Jap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jap. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY