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Person of Asian decent who is also an American citizen. There are many different Asian Americans. Some have ties to their respective countries in Asia, some don't, and some find a middle ground.
Japanese American, Chinese American, Indian American, Korean American, Vietnamese American, etc...

I am an Asian American.
by noise June 07, 2005
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1. An annoying term that progressive people think is politically correct, when in reality, means nothing.

2. An unnecessary label that gets slapped on anyone who looks like they might have Asian ancestors, regardless of if that person feels the term even applies to them.
Dumbass: Are you Chinese?
Normal Person: No...
Dumbass: Are you Japanese?
Normal Person: No...
Dumbass: Are you Korean?
Normal Person: No... where the fuck is this going?
Dumbass: Oh, you just looked Asian, so I thought I'd branch out and learn about your culture.
Normal Person: I'm American... so my culture is your culture.
Dumbass: But, you're Asian-American.
Normal Person: By that logic, you should be called European American because you look European.
Dumbass: No, I'm American.
Normal Person: Okay, so why the fuck do I need a label as to what KIND of American I am?
by vatefairefoutre September 02, 2017
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An Asian person who was not born in the U.S. but emigrated instead, and has become a "naturalized" citizen.
I am an Asian American. I was born in Asia and migrated to the U.S.
by phreak_01 June 17, 2005
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