Definition of Asian American in English:

Asian American

Syllabification: A·sian A·mer·i·can

noun

An American who is of Asian (chiefly East Asian) descent.
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  • The ethnic heritages of European Americans, Asian Americans, and African Americans are totally different.
  • African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics have a disproportionate burden for cancer deaths compared to the white population.
  • When we use terms such as African American, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans, we uppercase those terms.

adjective

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Of or relating to Asian Americans.
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  • Right now, though, there is a subterranean wave of Asian-American films, particularly documentaries, which can be detected at gatherings like the Asian-American film festival here last month.
  • This tale of privileged Asian-American high schoolers whose studious, overachieving image serves as a cover for criminal activity drew criticism for the bleakly amoral light it throws on its subjects.
  • Although she was drawn to New York because of its large Chinese population, Mah is cultivating a reputation as a designer with a New York style, rather than as an Asian-American designer.

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