Paki vs Paks - What's the difference?

paki | paks |


As nouns the difference between paki and paks

is that paki is (paki) while paks is .

paki

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (British, Canada, offensive, racial slur) A Pakistani
  • (British, Canada, offensive, racial slur) Anyone whose origins are perceived to be from South Asia/the Indian subcontinent.
  • Usage notes

    Paki acquired offensive connotations in the 1960s when used by British tabloids to refer to subjects of former colony states in a derogatory and racist manner. In modern British usage "Paki" is typically a derogatory label used for all South Asians, including Indians, Afghans and Bangladeshis. To a lesser extent, it has also been applied to Arabs and others perceived to resemble South Asians. During the 60's many emigrants were also dubbed as "black" to further segregate them from the white community. Some would say such a division still exists in parts of England. In recent times there has been a trend by second and third-generation British Pakistanis to reclaim the word, so that it can be used between young British Pakistanis, but not by outsiders, even Indians and Bangladeshis.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (British, Canada, pejorative) Pakistani, or perceived to be Pakistani.
  • Derived terms

    * Paki shop

    paks

    English

    Noun

    (head)
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