noun, plural Man·chus, (especially collectively) Man·chu.
Examples from the Web for manchu
Historical Examples of manchu
He still retains the title of Manchu Emperor, but with his death the title will cease.
In 1644 China was conquered by the Manchu dynasty, which still reigns.
Manchu, the language of the conquerors, is still kept alive at Peking.The Civilization Of China
Herbert A. Giles
Manchu rule, its anti-opium policy one of the causes of its overthrow, 26.A Wayfarer in China
In addition the Manchu bandits could not even protect themselves.China and the Manchus
Herbert Allen Giles
Word Origin for Manchu
1650s, member of Tungusic race of Manchuria which conquered China in 1644 and remained its ruling class until the Revolution of 1912. From Manchu, literally "pure," name of the tribe descended from the Nu-chen Tartars.