chinky

World English Dictionary
chink1 (tʃɪŋk)
 
n
1.  a small narrow opening, such as a fissure or crack
2.  chink in one's armour a small but fatal weakness
 
vb
3.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (tr) to fill up or make cracks in
 
[C16: perhaps variant of earlier chine, from Old English cine crack; related to Middle Dutch kene, Danish kin]
 
'chinky1
 
adj

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World English Dictionary
Chink or taboo Chinky (tʃɪŋk, ˈtʃɪŋkɪ)
 
n, —adj , pl Chinks, Chinkies
an old-fashioned and highly derogatory term for Chinese
 
[C20: probably from Chinese, influenced by chink1 (referring to the characteristic shape of the Chinese eye)]
 
Chinky or taboo Chinky
 
n, —adj
 
[C20: probably from Chinese, influenced by chink1 (referring to the characteristic shape of the Chinese eye)]

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chinky
1879, variant of chink (2), derogatory term for "Chinese person;" chiefly British.
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