chiefly British, offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for an immigrant from Pakistan or a neighboring south Asian country

Word History

Etymology

short for Pakistani

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Paki was in 1964

Dictionary Entries Near Paki

Cite this Entry

“Paki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paki. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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