Paki actually means 'pure' and 'clean' in Urdu the country's main spoken language. Pakistan translates to the word 'Pureland'. Obviously racists don't realise this and somewhere down the line they have assumed it is them who have created the word/term during the so called 'paki bashing' period in the 80's when 1st generation south asians in the UK were targeted for racial abuse.
Native Pakistani people actually don't take offense to the word as explained above and also to the fact that similary it's like calling someone a Brit, Scot, Aussie, Yank, etc.., although some don't think it's a PC concept to do so.

You see the word is not the problem, it's the use of it, from whom and in which context.

What I will add is that I have noticed UK Asians of Pakistani origin calling each other 'paki' in a respectable 'brotherhood' manner. Like rappers use 'nigger' to each other (although that word runs deep into things best forgotten).

Racists both White and Black have had a backfire when trying to be racist to 2nd/3rd generation pakistani/bangladeshi/kashmiri origin asians, they've felt the wrath to the extent police on a national riot scale have to intervene to help them! I'm talking Oldham, Bradford, Lozzells (Birmingham) and others unmentioned where the perpetraters have had the media limelight to show paki/bangla/kash asians in bad light.

Calling someone a 'paki' on the street now is a laughable offence where I think the sting of the word has weened out. Other than that if you want to attract attention as a racist towards pak/bang/kash asians just go up to them and tell them your view and I'm sure they can find a bed for you in the nearest hospital.
paki = people assume kill intelligence
av Asif SQ 8. september 2007
(noun) Racist abbriviation of Pakistani, used to describe people of West Asia, particularly regions of India, Bangladesh, Pakistani, Sri Lanka, and (even) Nepal.

2) Any person whose skin-tone is brown/caramel with Islamic, Sikh, Hindu, or other fundamental W.Asian beliefs.
Did you see that paki in the shop the other day? he needs to go back to his own country!

I cant stand all these paki's moving into Bradford! I absolutely hate them!
av A interested person 10. juni 2010
a paki is a pakistani hu drinks duz drugs gets into fights n all dem tings ya no. n they dont reli do nefing to do wif der religion get me
but da pakistanis dat act good and stick to ther religion n all dat wana be called pakistanis not pakis coz they fink its rasist.

its only rasicst if ur not mates wif dem or ur sayin it like a insult like sayin... u fukin paki.... but its alrite if ur mates wif dem alie!
rasistness >>
rasict person: oi u fukin paki go bac to ur own county

not rasistness >>
paki: alrite mate? :)
not rasist person: alrite paki? :)
(sori i cldnt fink of a beta 1 lol)
av xXladee-scarzXx 5. juli 2007
A derogatory word used by the white lower classes within the british community, usually to describe anyone of a darker complection than themselves.

'Paki' is a word mostly used out of jealousy because someone of a pakistani origin may have a better life, house, car, job and more money.
Example:

John: "Hey Garry, check that asian guys new car out, its a F**kin Range Rover!".
Garry: "I know them dirty F**kin pakis takin r jobs and r benefits!"

av Des1 30. oktober 2007
Like calling a black person the N word, Paki is an xpicit way to call a Pakistani. Only Paki's are allowed to call others Paki's.
Indian: dude, i suck (dicks). i wish i was pakistani
Paki: Bitch, faggot, damn indian...its Paki
Indian: i know its cuz im Indian, i mean gay...oh wait same thing
av supermomoo 13. mai 2005
True hustlas and are ruthless in their actions to get rich...so what a bruva gots to get paid...hated by white boyz who are jelous of how fricking smooth these guys are.
just try and call me a Paki you KKK bitch
av Thug Paki 28. mars 2005
DONT BE HATlNG JUST CUZ WE HAVE CULTURE AND SEXY WOMEN!
paki women are hot 4 sho
dont be hatin cuz ur white chikks r damn ugly
av Bebe 23. februar 2005

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