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n. pl. ninja or nin·jas
A member of a class of medieval Japanese mercenary agents who were trained in the martial arts and hired for covert operations such as assassination and sabotage.
[Japanese : nin, to endure (from Early Middle Chinese ŋin'; also the source of Mandarin rěn) + sha, person (from Middle Chinese tʂia´, pronoun for head of a relative clause; also the source of Mandarin zhě).]
n, pl -ja or -jas
(Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) (sometimes capital) a person skilled in ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art characterized by stealthy movement and camouflage
n., pl. -ja, -jas. (often cap.)
a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenaries who were highly trained in martial arts and stealth.
[1960–65; < Japanese, =nin- endure + -ja, comb. form of -sha person (< Middle Chinese, = Chinese rěn + zhě)]
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|Noun||1.||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|
ninja - a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
|2.||ninja - a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations|
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
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