anti-Japanese

adjective

an·​ti-Jap·​a·​nese
ˌan-tē-ˌja-pə-ˈnēz,
-ˈnēs,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Japanese (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward Japanese people, policies, or culture
anti-Japanese prejudice

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Japanese was in 1860

Dictionary Entries Near anti-Japanese

Cite this Entry

“Anti-Japanese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Japanese. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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