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Chink

/tʃɪŋk/
noun, adjective (pl) Chinks, Chinkies
1.
an old-fashioned and highly derogatory term for Chinese
Word Origin
C20: probably from Chinese, influenced by chink1 (referring to the characteristic shape of the Chinese eye)
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Word Origin and History for chinky
adj.

"full of chinks," 1640s, from chink (n.1) + -y (2). As a noun by 1879, variant of chink (n.2), derogatory term for "Chinese person;" chiefly British.

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