noun, plural Chi·nese.
Origin of Chinese
Examples from the Web for chinese
Contemporary Examples of chinese
The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
Monitoring Chinese social-media platforms has paid off for the Chinese government.
HONG KONG—Last year, I met a Chinese graduate student on a tour of the northeastern United States before his first day at Harvard.
We ought to seek Chinese cooperation in a response to this North Korean act of aggression.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
Some experts suggest that other parties, perhaps Iranian or Chinese, may have played some role.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of chinese
We have exacted from him what is at variance with the fixed Chinese policy of ages.
The Chinese visitors were received at the door by Mr. Henry Gladstone.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
And next a Chinese mandarin, who nods his head at Annie and myself.Little Annie's Ramble (From "Twice Told Tales")
She can do anything—sing, talk modern Greek and Chinese—Cadge is wonderful.The Bacillus of Beauty
His language has the richness and sententious fullness of the Chinese.The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
1570s, from China + -ese. As a noun from c.1600. Chinee (n.) is a vulgar back-formation from this word on the mistaken notion that the word is a plural. As an adjective, Chinish also was used 16c. Chinese fire-drill "chaotic situation of many people rushing around futilely" is attested by 1962, U.S. military slang. The game Chinese checkers is attested from 1938.