- pl. -·chus′ or -·chu′ a member of a people of Manchuria: the Manchus conquered China in 1643-44 and set up a dynasty that ruled until 1912
- the Tungusic language of this people
Origin of ManchuManchu, literally , pure
of the Manchus or their language or culture
nounpl. Manchu or Man·chus
- A member of a people native to Manchuria who ruled China during the Qing dynasty.
- The Tungusic language of the Manchu.
Of or relating to the Manchu or their language or culture.
Origin of ManchuManchu manju.