Chinaman Chi"na*man, n.; pl. {Chinamen}. A native of China; a Chinese. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chinaman — (term) is a contentious term referring to a Chinese person whether of Han Chinese ethnicity or a citizen of China, Chinese people. Or the term may also refer to: A colloquial term for a square hay baler overhead feeding plunger An alternate term… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinaman — Série Auteur Olivier Taduc Scénario Serge Le Tendre Couleurs Claude Guth Céline Puthier Nadine Voillat Genre(s) Western Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chinaman — [chī′nə mən] n. pl. Chinamen [chī′nəmən] a Chinese person: now often regarded as a mildly contemptuous or patronizing term …   English World dictionary

  • Chinaman — /chuy neuh meuhn/, n., pl. Chinamen. 1. Usually Offensive. a Chinese or a person of Chinese descent. 2. (l.c.) a person who imports or sells china. 3. (often l.c.) Political Slang. a person regarded as one s benefactor, sponsor, or protector: to… …   Universalium

  • chinaman — /ˈtʃaɪnəmən/ (say chuynuhmuhn) noun (plural chinamen) 1. (upper case) Obsolete a native of China; a Chinese person. 2. Cricket a googly bowled by a left handed person which spins as a leg break to a right handed person batting. 3. Mining → chute1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chinaman — Chi•na•man [[t]ˈtʃaɪ nə mən[/t]] n. pl. men sts peo off older use: usu. off. (a term used to refer to a Chinese.) • a Chinaman s chance Etymology: 1765–75 usage: Definition1is rarely used today. Definition1as well as the expression a Chinaman s… …   From formal English to slang

  • Chinaman — Chinese, Chinaman Chinese is the standard word, both as a noun (with plural the same) and an adjective, for people and things relating to China. Chinaman, the form recommended by Fowler (1926), has developed unfavourable overtones and is no… …   Modern English usage

  • Chinaman — noun Date: 1789 often offensive a native of China ; Chinese …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chinaman — noun A Chinese person …   Wiktionary

  • chinaman — noun a) A left arm unorthodox spin bowler b) A ball, bowled by a left arm unorthodox spin bowler, with the wrist action of a leg break, but which spins from off to leg for a right handed batsma …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”