Chinaman: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chī'nu-mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a Chinese or a person of Chinese descent.
  2. (l.c.) a person who imports or sells china.
  3. (often l.c.) a person regarded as one's benefactor, sponsor, or protector: to see one's chinaman about a favor.
  4. 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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