Jap

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See also: JAP, jap, and jap.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened from Japanese, attested as a noun since 1877, and adjectivally since 1878.[1] Compare Nip (shortened from Nippon).

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Noun[edit]

Jap (plural Japs)

  1. (pejorative, ethnic slur) A Japanese person.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Japanese (neutral; non-offensive)
  • Nip (pejorative, ethnic slur)

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Adjective[edit]

Jap (not comparable)

  1. (pejorative, ethnic slur) Japanese; of or pertaining to Japan or its people.

Verb[edit]

Jap (third-person singular simple present Japs, present participle Japping, simple past and past participle Japped)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of jap

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jap” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.