is an English derogotory
term that probably originated as a mis-pronunciation
of the Chinese
Quite a number of English words have Chinese roots.
Among them are:
Beezer for a nose, from the Chinese term ta-be-tsu for Westerners, "the big-nosed ones."
Brainwashing, a direct translation of the Chinese hsi-nau, "to wash the brain."
See also: Tong, Typhoon, Jerk