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 (nĭp′ə-nēz′, -nēs′)
adj. & n.
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adj, n, pl -nese
1. (Placename) another word for Japanese
2. (Peoples) another word for Japanese
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(ˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis)

n., pl. -nese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Japan.
2. a member of a people constituting the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
3. the language of this people, affiliated by some with the Altaic languages. Abbr.: Japn, Japn.
4. of or pertaining to Japan, the Japanese, or their language.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of JapanNipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan  
samurai - feudal Japanese military aristocracy
ninja - a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Ryukyuan - a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan
Jap, Nip - (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
geisha, geisha girl - a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
ninja - a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
samurai - a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
shogun - a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
Adj.1.Nipponese - of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language; "the Japanese Emperor"; "Japanese cars"
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