Term describing a type of kidnapping.Back in the 17th and 18th century in back alleys behind orphanages and bars there were trap doors that were watched and opened on drunken people or wandering children,then the children or drunks were beaten up until unconscious and brought aboard a ship to do slave labor out at sea until they died.
we need one more crew memeberlet's shanghai some drunk fuck.
by D.Sanchez April 25, 2005
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to take, steal, borrow and not bring back
someone just shanghai-ed my bag of chips
by RP April 24, 2005
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Shanghai is a special city in every respect. Only 50 years ago, it was still considered one of the most important metropolises of the world, as the trading and banking center of Asia.
by Terry Zeng December 23, 2004
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THE most magnificant, fashionable and exciting city in the world! Anyone should go see it with their own eyes!
A: I love New York!
B: Ah...you haven't been to Shanghai then.
by newyorkstinks September 16, 2007
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A big Chinese city on the East Coast, next to the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Shanghai is famous for being a word which means kidnapping.
It is also famous for having mainland China's most expensive taxis and whores, lots of bars and many many tall buildings.

The traditional food in Shanghai is oily and sweet, and many people say it tastes like dog shit. Luckily there are many great restaurants featuring food from other places.

Shanghai people are notorious for being rude and Shanghai men also have a reputation for being a bit girly. At a push the average Shanghai guy weighs in at about 48kg which makes it a great place to go for a fight! Watch out though, a recent scrap outside the Guangdi nightclub saw quite a few Western folks outnumbered and running with their tail between their legs. Better luck next time eh!

Shanghai is definitely the most happening city in China at the moment, with an emerging live music scene, lots of parties and concerts and a promising outlook on the property front.
Moron: Hey I'm going to Taipei!
Everyone else: Really, I hear that Taipei is a slurry ridden shit pit for people who can't hack the pace of Shanghai city life...
Moron: Yeah that's right, you've been there?
Everyone else: No fear! I wouldn't touch Taipei with a pointed stick.
by thiskevin October 2, 2006
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The honourable, graceful city which is soon going to outpace New York. Its quality of education , especially in junior and senior high schools, is unparalleled. And behold, this will pay off later on.
Guy A: Some people believe that China in 21st century will be analogous to the Germany of the late 19th century.
Guy B: Yeah, and Shanghai is the new Prussia.
by onthetopo January 10, 2005
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Shanghai- To cut in front of someone.
I was waiting in line at Starbucks, and a rude lass Shanghaied me.
by cat44 November 29, 2016
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