Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Chink adj.

[Chink n.]

1. Chinese; thus a derog. term describing East Asian people in general.

[US]A.H. Lewis Boss 372: Our party is a dope fiend; it’s a horse to a hen at that very time he can be turned up in some Chink joint.
[US]H.S. Truman letter 8 Sept. in Ferrell Dear Bess (1983) 174: It is necessary to see the Chink doctor every day this week.
[US]D. Hammett ‘Dead Yellow Women’ Story Omnibus (1966) 159: Things ain’t been anyways quiet since the japs began buyin’ stores in the Chink streets.
[US]E. Anderson Hungry Men 60: Did you ever date a Chink girl?
[US]I. Shulman Cry Tough! 125: I’ll buy you a Chink meal.
[US]W. Burroughs Naked Lunch (1968) 24: Old Pete men suck the black smoke in the Chink laundry back room.
[US]H. Ellison ‘A Boy and his Dog’ in Beast that Shouted Love (1976) 180: It [i.e. a film] was mostly gut-spilling [...] with napalm throwers, jellyburning a Chink town.
[US]D. Jenkins Semi-Tough 166: If the world stops believing that, we may have to kick ’em in their chink asses again.
[US]J. Olsen Secret of Fire Five 43: I’m taking your basic chink menu.
[Aus]B. Humphries Traveller’s Tool 13: Informed opinion reckons he was picked up by a chink sub.
[NZ]A. Duff One Night Out Stealing 105: Only Sonny’s leftovers of some Chink takeaway food.
[US]J. Ellroy Widespread Panic 14: He scored prescription goofballs from a Chink.

2. (US black) used as a nickname of one with supposedly Asiatic features.

[US]‘Digg Mee’ ‘Observation Post’ in N.Y. Age 12 Oct. 10/6: We are glad to see that ‘Chink’ Outlaw and Catherine Walker have ‘patched things up’.

In compounds

Chink joint (n.) [joint n. (3b)]

a derog. term for a cheap Chinese restaurant.

[US]Wkly Jrnl Miner (Prescott, AZ) 21 Oct. 4/5: A dinner party at a ‘chink joint’ was particularly surprising.
[US]Seattle Star (WA) 25 Sept. n.p.: Charlie Chung [...] was arrested at [...] a Chink joint on King st.
[US]A.J. Liebling ‘The Jollity Building’ in Just Enough Liebling (2004) 244: A week in a Chink joint in Yonkers.
[US]Maledicta III:2 156: Chink joint n Cheap Oriental restaurant; from the stereotype of Chinese restaurant management (chink is possibly a formation based on ch in Chinese).