chinafy

transitive verb, often capitalized
chi·​na·​fy | \ ˈchīnəˌfī \
-ed/-ing/-es

Definition of chinafy

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

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History and Etymology for chinafy

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

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“Chinafy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chinafy. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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