asiatic


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  1. Asian.

noun Usually Offensive.

  1. an Asian person.

noun, adjective

  1. a word formerly used for Asian
adj.

1630s, from Latin Asiaticus (surname of Latin Corn. Scipio), from Greek Asiatikos, from Asia (see Asia; also cf. Asian). As a noun, by 1763. In ancient Rome, Asiatici oratores was florid and overly ornate prose.

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