Definition of Chinky

1. a. Full of chinks or fissures; gaping; opening in narrow clefts.



Definition of Chinky

1. Adjective. Full of chinks, laden with small cracks or openings ¹

2. Adjective. (derogatory offensive ethnic slur) Full of Chinese persons ¹

3. Adjective. (derogatory offensive ethnic slur) Possessing attributes of, or similar to, a chink or Chinese person, style, or culture ¹

4. Noun. (British slang possibly offensive) A Chinese takeaway restaurant ¹

5. Noun. (pejorative) A Chinese person ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chinky

1. full of cracks [adj CHINKIER, CHINKIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinky

chinkapin
chinkapin oak
chinkapins
chinkara
chinkaras
chinked
chinkerinchee
chinkerinchees
chinkie
chinkier
chinkies
chinkiest
chinking
chinkle
chinks
chinky (current term)
chinless
chinless wonder
chinless wonders
chinlike
chinned
chinnier
chinning
chinning bar
chinny
chino
chino cloth
chinoidine
chinois
chinoiserie

Literary usage of Chinky

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1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"But plaister thou the chinky hives with clay, Nor place them where too deep a water flows, And leafy branches o'er their lodgings lay: Or where the yew, ..."

2. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson (1910)
"But presently she felt her bare wrist touched, and chinky said in her ear: ... She found it in the worst possible taste of chinky to try to console her. ..."

3. Bulletin ... of the Geological and Natural History Survey by Chicago Academy of Sciences (1896)
"Nyl. Scand. 181. Tuck. Syn. 215. On oaks near Elgin and elsewhere. 71. P, pustulata, (Ach.) Nyl. Thallus greenish or whitish; chinky, ..."

4. Rebels: Into Anarchy--and Out Again by Marie Ganz, Nat Joseph Ferber (1920)
"chinky," she cried, hanging dangerously over the ledge of the window four ... chinky" scurried into the dark hallway, and I thought of the days when such an ..."

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