chink November 30, 2015February 24, 2016 rkanigel 249 views Avoid. A slur. Similar to Chinaman. Avoid phrases such as “chink in the armor” — despite its original non-racial connotation — that call to mind the slur. See Chinaman, ching-chong. REFERENCE: AAJA Handbook to Covering Asian America « Back to Glossary Index Share This!