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n., adj., a male of white descent who possesses an acute sexual interest in Japanese women or Asian women in general. See also: Yellow Fever. A white male Asian fetishist. Will often try to justify his racist preference by expressing an 'interest' in Japanese 'culture'. May have an accompanying interest in anime, manga, or the like. May also make such claims as to be 'Asian at heart', or similar statements. Pinkertons are generally middle to upper middle class, of any political persuasion, of any geographic location, but in larger numbers concentrated in the United States and Britain, with both of their rich imperialist traditions. The North American subspecies of Pinkerton may futilely attempt to justify his sexual objectification by offering bizzarre explanations couched in warped logic. "I just like girls with light skin and black hair" or "Asians just look better to me", ignoring the fact that other races possess such physical traits. Will quite often take college Japanese courses in order to further his lecherous pursuits.

etymology: taken from the name of a character from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Pinkerton, a United States Naval Officer who pursues a fifteen year-old Japanese girl while stationed there, despite having no intention of staying with her, eventually returning stateside to his American wife after impregenating Cio-Cio-san, or Madame Butterfly. He later returns to Japan with his American wife to take the bastard hapa child of Butterfly/Suzuki and Pinkerton home with the two of them to take care of, which ultimately drives Suzuki to suicide.

See also: White Devil
n. "The pinkerton was surprised when the Japanese exchange student declined his invitation for dinner and sex."

adj. "Rivers Cuomo is feeling mighty pinkerton these days."
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Abbreviation for “Dude Arguing Online”.

Plural: “DAOs”

Coined by Twitter user @karakittel.
Would the internet exist without DAOs? Sadly, I don’t think so.
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The Adams Express Company turned to the Pinkertons National Detective Agency in 1874 to stop the James-Younger Gang. The Chicago-based agency worked primarily against urban professional criminals, as well as providing industrial security, such as strike breaking.
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Weezer's 1996 crowning achievement that features the singles "El Scorcho" and "The Good Life." It is a true musical masterpiece that has shaped modern day emo.
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Pinkerton is a large security company that increased fame for itself and the Weezer album of the same name by attempting to file a lawsuit against them. Before it was dropped, Pinkerton sales skyrocketed in anticipation of a recall and name change. This series of events is a substantial cause of the cultural decline in the late 90's and early 00's colloquially known as emo.
Ever since Pinkerton the world views America as a country of dandys, therefore not to be trusted. In the future the Pinkerton event will be viewed as the defining event in the fall of the American empire, as much as pomp and pageantry caused the fall of the British empire.
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A pink-haired Mythic Hero character in Blizzard literature. Pinkerton is an elite ArcMage gnome and figures as the protagonist in many adventures.
Pinkerton was the greatest mage on Silvermooon.
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