Chinese Chi*nese", n. sing. & pl. 1. A native or natives of China, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in China. [1913 Webster]

2. sing. The language of China, which is monosyllabic. [1913 Webster]

Note: Chineses was used as a plural by the contemporaries of Shakespeare and Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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