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rice rocket

offensive slang A typically light and fast car or motorcycle manufactured in an East Asian country, especially Japan. Often used derogatorily, 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 rocket with the huge spoiler." B: "A rice rocket? That's a bit politically incorrect, don't you think?" My old Mustang can go toe to toe with the fastest rice rockets out there.
See also: rice, rocket

rice-rocket

n. a Japanese motorcycle; a crotch-rocket from Japan. He added a crack-rack to his rice-rocket.
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Out in San Diego, the Coronado Bridge looks like a miniature Indy 500 every afternoon as the "rice rockets" braaap their way through traffic at extremely high rates of speed.
Any moment now and you'll sink into a reactionary reverie, dismissing modern machinery as oriental rice rockets and yearning for the day when the sun never set on the British empire.
But you can't ignore them: sport compacts, rice rockets, whatever you want to call them, they're today's hot rodders.
IT'S Japanese day at Crail Raceway on Sunday when Banzai car magazine makes a return trip north of the Border to check out some of the finest 'rice rockets' Scotland has to offer.
Any moment now and you'll sink into a reactionary reverie,dismissing modern machinery as oriental rice rockets and yearning for the day when the sun never set on the British empire.