-ese


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-ese

suff.
1. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or originating in a specified place: Vietnamese.
2. Native or inhabitant of: Taiwanese.
3.
a. Language or dialect of: Chinese.
b. Literary style or diction of: journalese.

[Middle English, from Italian, from Latin -ēnsis, originating in.]
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-ese

suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
indicating place of origin, language, or style: Cantonese; Japanese; journalese.
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ESE

or E.S.E.,

east-southeast.

-ese

a suffix forming adjectival derivatives of place names, esp. countries or cities, frequently used nominally to denote the inhabitants of the place or their language (Faroese; Japanese; Viennese); also occurring in coinages that denote in a disparaging, often facetious way a characteristic jargon, style, or accent: Brooklynese; journalese.
[probably orig. < Italian -ese, later representing Sp, Portuguese -es, French -ais, -ois, all < Latin -ēnsem -ensis]
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