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See also: chinee and chinée

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from Chinese.

NounEdit

Chinee (plural Chinees)

  1. (dated, offensive, Chinese Pidgin English) A person from China.

Usage notesEdit

  • Now often a typo of Chinese, this spelling was used intentionally, as a pejorative, in the United States in the 19th century.

Related termsEdit