Asiatic

[ ey-zhee-at-ik, ey-shee-, ey-zee- ]
/ ˌeɪ ʒiˈæt ɪk, ˌeɪ ʃi-, ˌeɪ zi- /

adjective

noun Usually Offensive.

an Asian person.

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Origin of Asiatic

1625–35; < Latin Asiāticus < Greek Asiātikos. See Asia, -tic

usage note for Asiatic

See Asian.

OTHER WORDS FROM Asiatic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Asiatic

Asian Asiatic Oriental (see usage note at Asian)
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British Dictionary definitions for asiatic

Asiatic
/ (ˌeɪʃɪˈætɪk, -zɪ-) /

noun, adjective

a word formerly used for Asian

usage for Asiatic

Asiatic is the correct word to use in scientific language when talking about flora, fauna and anthropology, for instance Asiatic lion . Using it as a noun is offensive and old-fashioned
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