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proper noun 
  1. A port city in China.
  2. A type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.
(IPAfont) Translations: 
  • Dutch: Sjanghai
  • French: Shanghai, Chang-hai
  • German: Schanghai
  • Italian: Shanghai
    • Japanese: ä¸æµ· (ã·ã£ã³ãã¤, Shanhai)
    • Spanish: Shangai
    Etymology: From (Chin.) äæ (Shínghi) ((IPA, /ÊÉÅËËxaiËËË/)).


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verb 
  1. (transitive) To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is lacking a full crew.
    • 1999: It was the strangest galley: the sounds, the steam, he's screaming at his coworkers. I felt like I'd been shanghaied. " "The Resurrection of Tom Waits", Rolling Stone 24 Jun 1999 (Innocent When You Dream, Orion 2006, p. 256)
      1. (transitive) To abduct or coerce.
      2. (transitive) To commandeer; appropriate; hijack
      Let's see if we can a room for a couple of hours.
Translations: 
  • German: schanghaien
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From w:Shanghai, Shanghai, with reference to the former practice of forcibly crewing ships heading for the Orient.


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