paki

paki
n
British
a.
a Pakistani.
The abbreviation, invariably used in a racist context, began to be heard in the later 1960s.
► Paki scum go home.' (Racist graffito, Whitechapel, London, 1980)
b.
a shop, usually a supermarket or general store, operated by a Pakistani or other South Asian
► 'I'm just off down the paki for a can of beans.' (Recorded, housewife, London, 1987)
The simple shortening is used, in the first sense, as an offensive racial epithet and in the second sense as a simple descriptive term for the many independent corner stores owned and run by immigrant fami-lies. In both senses the word is often ap-plied, loosely, to any immigrant from the subcontinent, including those of Bengali, Indian or Sri Lankan origin.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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