Definition of Chinese-American in English:

Chinese-American

Pronunciation /ˌtʃʌɪniːzəˈmɛrɪk(ə)n/

adjective

  • 1Of, belonging to, or involving both China and the United States.

  • 2Designating an American of Chinese origin or descent; of or relating to such a person, or to the Chinese community in the United States.

noun

  • An American of Chinese origin or descent.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Illustrated London News. From Chinese + American.