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EtymologyEdit

From Hokkien and Bisaya "intsik, gwakang kaon kalibang!", which was a line in an old derogatory visayan limerick that roughly translates to "Chinese (laborer), I work, eat and shit!". It might be a contraction from the first words of this line, "Intsik, gwakang..." which in old Philippine Hokkien vernacular might've been "𪜶叔,我工..." (in chek/chiak, góa kang...) which in a literal sense means "their/his uncle, I work...".

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Tsekwa

  1. (slang, derogatory, since reclaimed) The Chinese people, language, or culture.

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