The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 小日本兒

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小日本兒 〈xiǎo rì běn ér〉 {{zh-forms}} etymology Literally, "small Japanese", an offensive word for someone from Japan, popular in wartime and often found in anti-Japanese films. In WWII, the Chinese thought the Japanese were shorter in stature than the Chinese. pronunciation {{zh-pron }}
noun: {{zh-noun}}
  1. (slang, pejorative) Diminutive of 小日本 〈xiǎo rì běn〉.
Less offensive than 日本鬼子 〈rì běn guǐ zi〉.

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