Chinaman

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtʃaɪnəmən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(chīnə mən)

Inflections of 'Chinaman' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": Chinamen

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Chi•na•man  (chīnə mən),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -men. 
  1. Slang Terms[Usually Offensive.]a Chinese or a person of Chinese descent.
  2. (l.c.) a person who imports or sells china.
  3. Government(often l.c.) Political Slang. a person regarded as one's benefactor, sponsor, or protector:to see one's chinaman about a favor.
  4. a Chinaman's chance, [Usually Offensive.]the slightest chance:He hasn't a Chinaman's chance of getting that job.
  • China + -man 1765–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Chinaman /ˈtʃaɪnəmən/ n ( pl -men)
  1. archaic or derogatory a native or inhabitant of China
  2. (often not capital) a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
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