noun, plural Chi·nese.
Origin of Chinese
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The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.
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.
Some experts suggest that other parties, perhaps Iranian or Chinese, may have played some role.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A revolution of this same Chinese character did young Oxford of that era effect in the constitution of mail-coach society.
Scions of this tree were obtained last spring and grafted onto several Chinese seedlings at the Kellogg Farm.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
The Chinese affirm that the latter is the finest fruit in the whole world.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Teeny-bits stood up stiffly and began to pull on his torn sweater, while the two Chinese watched him with fascinated eyes.The Mark of the Knife|Clayton H. Ernst
In one quarter every store is kept by a Chinese and here a large amount of manufacturing is done.The Critic in the Orient|George Hamlin Fitch
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.