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Jap   /dʒæp/   Listen

(offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent.  Synonym: Nip.

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"Jap" Quotes from Famous Books

... Many a Jap in California does the amount of work I have described, and absorbs knowledge in and out of books during his hours of leisure. Sometimes they do more than I have indicated as possible for the white man. Energetic boys, who want to return to Japan ...
— The Living Present • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... suggested, and the girl complied with alacrity. She did not make a very natural Jap, being more on the robust than petite scale, but she was a very beautiful girl. With my impassioned love of beauty I could not help exclaiming about hers, and the foolish platitude, "You ought to be on ...
— Some Everyday Folk and Dawn • Miles Franklin

... things; for instance. Phr. cela va sans dire [Fr.]; ex pede Herculem [Lat.]; noscitur a sociis [Lat.]; ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat [Lat.] [Erasmus]; they are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations [Bacon]. The nail that sticks up hammered down [Jap.Tr.]; Tall poppy syndrome; Stick your neck out and it ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... these Japanese are the wiliest people. They will use you without your knowing you are being used. Couldn't you just tell Miss Nancy to be careful without explaining why? Don't girls ever do that? Just say that Yoritomo's a Jap, and Japs are deep people and she had better not tell ...
— The Motor Maids in Fair Japan • Katherine Stokes

Words linked to "Jap" :   cant, derogation, disparagement, lingo, Nipponese, Japanese, argot, vernacular, patois, depreciation, jargon, slang

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