joss-pidgin-man

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Chinese Pidgin English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Chinese Pidgin English: joss "god" + pidgin "business" + man "man"

Noun[edit]

joss-pidgin-man

  1. a priest, a missionary, a religious person
    • 1875, James Fowler Rusling, Across America; or, The Great West and the Pacific Coast
      Joss pidgin man chop chop begin
    • 1944, Robert A. Hall, Jr., Chinese Pidgin English Grammar and Texts, in Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 64, No. 3
      máj gṓ ǽskī ǧós-mǽn (or: ǧós-píǧin mǽn). I will enquire of the priest.

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