Definitions for chinaman
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word chinaman
a ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman that spins from off to leg
A left arm unorthodox spin bowler
A ball, bowled by a left arm unorthodox spin bowler, with the wrist action of a leg break, but which spins from off to leg for a right handed batsman
Or, conversely, such a ball bowled with the action of a googly.
A man who is Chinese.
Origin: From Chinese Pidgin English. A calque of Chinese "中國人", .
a native of China; a Chinese
Chinaman is a contentious English language term that denotes a Chinese man or person, or as a Chinese national, or, in some cases, an indiscriminate term for a person native to geographical East Asia or of perceived East Asian race. Although the term has no negative connotations in older dictionaries, and the usage of such parallel compound terms as Englishman, Frenchman and Irishman remain unobjectionable, the term Chinaman is noted as offensive by modern dictionaries. Its derogatory connotations evolved from its use in pejorative contexts regarding the Chinese and other Asians. While usage of the term Chinaman is nowadays strongly discouraged by Asian American organizations, the term has been used by English speakers of Chinese descent and others, without offensive intent, and has also been used as a self-referential archetype by authors and artists of Asian descent.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was bizarre and confusing being beaten up and called a 'Chinaman' when I was certain -- even told by my siblings and cousins -- that I wasn't Chinese.
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