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Cataian

(3 syl.). A native of Cathay or China; outlandish, a foreigner generally, a liar.

“I will not believe such a Cataian, though the priest of the town commended him for a true man.” —Shakespeare: Merry Wives, ii. l.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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