ching chong

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

ching chong

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  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) Mimicking Chinese speech.
    • 1952, John Steinbeck, East of Eden
      “Hey there, Ching Chong, bring the pistol.” In a moment Lee poked the gun butt-first through the door.
    • 2008, Alice Pung, Growing Up Asian in Australia, page 91:
      He came up with three or four kids behind him, chanting 'Ching chong! Ching chong! Don't even know how to talk! Don't even know how to fight!'
    • 2009, Kent A. Ono, Vincent N. Pham, Asian Americans and the media (page 104)
      For example, comedian and talk-show host Adam Corolla and NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal have each previously made ching chong comments in reference to Asians and Asian Americans.

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