John Chinaman

noun

Definition of John Chinaman

1 usually disparaging + offensive : the Chinese nation personified : the Chinese people
2 usually disparaging + offensive : a Chinese immigrant especially : one living in the U.S. or in Australia

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from the name John + Chinaman

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“John Chinaman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/John%20Chinaman. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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