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American Broadcasting Company.
An American-born person of Chinese descent.‘like many ABCs, his identity is a tapestry’
- ‘Though some ABCs want to be recognized as "real Chinese," I don't.’
- ‘If it has taught us one central lesson, it may well be that the world known as Chinese America is populated with all of us - women, men, FOBs, and ABCs - and together we can better achieve our vision for tomorrow.’
- ‘I'm a little surprised when an ABC has bad grammar.’
Relating to or denoting American-born people of Chinese descent.‘some ABC parents send their children to Chinese language schools’
- ‘David said he was ABC, American Born Chinese.’
- ‘I have an ABC friend who speaks much worse Chinese than me, but nobody pushes her to switch to English when they talk with her.’
1970s: from the initial letters of American-born Chinese.
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