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Chinky

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chinky Full of chinks or fissures; gaping; opening in narrow clefts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chinky Full of chinks or fissures; gaping; opening in clefts or crevices.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chinky full of chinks
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Apparently formed upon M. E. chine, a crack—A.S. cinu, a cleft.

Usage

In literature:

Charlie wrote a slinging leader, calling on his digger mates, And he said: 'We think that Chinkies are as bad as syndicates.
"In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses" by Henry Lawson
A small scrap of weedy carpet lay in front of the fireplace; elsewhere the chinky boards were unconcealed.
"New Grub Street" by George Gissing
Chinky was always making up to her, and could be relied on to cover her silence.
"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson
And that Li Ho is about the most Chinky Chinaman I ever seen.
"The Window-Gazer" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
And what would all your cities do for vegetables to eat and clean shirts to their backs if it was not for the Chinkie?
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Then in steps the Chinky and with stren'th of mind and stren'th of fingers puts things right.
"Wild Youth, Volume Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Three hours in this open air is as good as a pint of Chinkie's best champagne.
"The Prairie Wife" by Arthur Stringer
Lascars of every kind flashed here and there: Arabs, Chinkies, Japs, Malays, East Indians.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Now tell me about Chinkie's Flat.
"Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
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In news:

Papa John's receipt calls Asian customer 'lady chinky eyes'.
Louisville based restaurant and the third largest take-out and pizza delivery chain in the United States, Papa John's, recently apologized to customer, Minhee Cho, after a cashier wrote lady chinky eyes' on her receipt.
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