zhing-zhong

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dates back to the onset of Chinese trade with Zimbabwean at the turn of the 21st Century. It stems from the way the Chinese language sounds to a Zimbabwean.

Adjective[edit]

zhing-zhong (comparative more zhing-zhong, superlative most zhing-zhong)

  1. (slang, derogatory, Zimbabwean) (of objects) cheap, Asian and of inferior quality.
  2. (slang, derogatory, Zimbabwean) (of a person) low-quality, unfit for their occupation or station in life.

Usage notes[edit]

The Government of Zimbabwe is reported to have banned the word.

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