transitive verb

often capitalized
: to reduce (as a country) to a state of passivity and helplessness

Word History


China (country) + English -fy; from the political impotence of China in 1915, when it was coined

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“Chinafy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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