Chink

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Alteration of Chinese.

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Chink ‎(plural Chinks)

  1. (slang, offensive, ethnic slur) Refers to a Chinese or a person of Chinese ethnicity.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 51
      Then her eyes, always alert for the affairs of her kitchen, fell on some action of the Chinese cook which aroused her violent disapproval. She turned on him with a torrent of abuse. The Chink was not backward to defend himself, and a very lively quarrel ensued.
    • 1920, George Herriman, Krazy Kat comic strip, October 17:
      [Ignatz Mouse:] A new Chink in town, and acting mighty queer too – I suspect foul play.
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