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  1. Jap(Noun)

    A Japanese person.

  2. Jap(Adjective)

    Japanese; of or pertaining to Japan or its people.

  3. Origin: Shortened from Japanese.

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  1. Jap

    Jap is an English abbreviation of the word "Japanese." Today it is generally regarded as an ethnic slur among Japanese minority populations in other countries, although English-speaking countries differ in the degree to which they consider the term offensive. In the United States, Japanese Americans have come to find the term controversial or offensive, even when used as an abbreviation. In the past, Jap was not considered primarily offensive; however, during and after the events of World War II, the term became derogatory.

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