adjective, noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of Jap
noun Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of JAP
Examples from the Web for jap
Above all, th' Jap'nese is most to be feared because iv his love iv home an' his almost akel love iv death.
He was able to limp to th' Jap'nese Consul's house, where he made a complaint to th' Impror, who was an old frind iv his father.
A Jap'nese sojer can march three hundhred miles a day an' subsist on a small piece iv chewin' gum.
But a Jap'nese rowboat cud knock to pieces th' whole Atlantic squadron.
acronym for Jewish-American Princess, attested from 1971.
Colloquial abbreviation of Japanese, by 1880 as a noun, 1892 as an adjective, not originally pejorative but became so during World War II. It was protested by Japanese before the war, but did not begin to be taboo in the U.S. before 1960s. For some years after World War II in American English the word also functioned as a verb, "to execute a sneak attack upon," a reference to Pearl Harbor.