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rice burner

offensive slang A derogatory term for a typically light and fast car or motorcycle manufactured in an East Asian country, especially Japan. The term is typically considered racist for its use of rice as a stereotypical representative of such countries (where it is a staple food). A: "Check out the rice burner with the huge spoiler." B: "A rice burner? That's a bit politically incorrect, don't you think?" My old Mustang can go toe to toe with the fastest rice burners out there.
See also: burner, rice
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While "rice burner" is the nicest term Stiefel would apply to a Honda, he has fond memories of Kumakawa as a competitor: "He told me after the award ceremonies, `I will always dance the jester but you will be the prince.' " Despite these distinguished precedents, Martins decreed that the Sportster must remain in the garage during the season.
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