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Chi•na•man



Pronunciation: (chī'nu-mun), [key]
n.,
pl. -men.

1. Usually Offensive.a Chinese or a person of Chinese descent.
2. (l.c.) a person who imports or sells china.
3. (often l.c.) Political Slang. a person regarded as one's benefactor, sponsor, or protector: to see one's chinaman about a favor.
4. a Chinaman's chance, Usually Offensive.the slightest chance: He hasn't a Chinaman's chance of getting that job.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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