the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
Origin of Far East
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
OTHER WORDS FROM Far EastFar Eastern, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for far eastern (1 of 2)
of or relating to the Far East (E Asia) or its inhabitants
British Dictionary definitions for far eastern (2 of 2)
the Far East the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan
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Cultural definitions for far eastern
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