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1. An image or statue representing a Chinese deity.
2. A Chinese god worshiped in the form of an idol.
3. Etymology: a Chinese figure of a deity, 1711, from Chinese Pidgin English; from Javanese dejos, from Portuguese deus, "god"; from Latin deus.

Colloquially, it came to mean "luck"; then, a Joss stick and "Chinese incense" was first recorded in 1883.

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