chink, noun

colloquial. Short for chinkerinchee, see chincherinchee.
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Common in speech.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 73‘Chinks’ grow only in the Western Province.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 74New York flower shops sell ‘chinks’ at the equivalent of eight pence each.
1960 C. Lighton Cape Floral Kingdom 117The ‘chinks’ have always been welcome in Britain as a change from the usual run of early winter flowers.
1982 A. Moriarty Outeniqua Tsitsikamma 34Ornithogalum dubium, Yellow Chink...The flowers are a deep orange-yellow with a dark green ovary.
Short for chinkerinchee, see chincherinchee.
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