- the main Chinese district in any city outside China.
Origin of Chinatown
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Examples from the Web for chinatown
Further along the sofa, and tranquilly silent, sat Amy Li, whose Chinatown gallery is housing Net Band Command.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris
July 11, 2014
Chinatown, for instance, is a kind of smart trickery that is rewarding.How ‘True Detective’ Will End
March 3, 2014
Fung Wah is the best-known Chinatown bus company—a cultural icon for those of a certain age and demographic.
Not so long ago, the Chinatown bus industry was subject to fierce price wars.
Everybody already knew there were Chinese in Chinatown and Italians in Little Italy.NYPD on the Real ‘Enemies Within’: Going Undercover With Jihadis
September 9, 2013
Why, yesterday, when he was supposed to be in Burlingame, Clara had seen him in Chinatown.The Coast of Chance
"That's Chinatown," said Allie, laughing at the accuracy of the description.In Blue Creek Caon
Anna Chapin Ray
So we got lower and lower in our minds, and we decided we had to go down to Chinatown for dinner.The Trail of the Hawk
The chief of police announced in the papers that there were no slaves in Chinatown.
All this was gone and a new Chinatown must seem like a sham.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror
- a quarter of any city or town outside China with a predominantly Chinese population
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Word Origin and History for chinatown
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