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Asian American

[ ey-zhuhn-uh-mer-i-kuhn, ey-shuhn- ]
/ ˌeɪ ʒən əˈmɛr ɪ kən, ˈeɪ ʃən- /
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noun
a citizen or resident of the U.S. of Asian birth or descent.
adjective
of or relating to Asian Americans or their culture.
A·sian-A·mer·i·can, occurring between the United States and Asia: Protectionist tariffs negatively affected the volume of Asian-American trade.See Grammar note at Spanish American.

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Origin of Asian American

First recorded in 1965–70
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