Definitions starting with C

ID #3977

Chinee, Chiny

/cháyni/ [Atlantic; cf. OED China a Chinese obs. → 1634; "Chinese , . ,a sing. Chinee has arisen in vulgar use in U.S. (so sailors say Maltee , Portugee)" ; a back formation] adj. Chinese. (Black)

--n. a Chinese person. (Black)

Tags: adjective, noun

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Last update: 2010-12-24 20:05
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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