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ninjutsu

[nin-juht-soo, -joo t-] /nɪnˈdʒʌt su, -ˈdʒʊt-/
noun
1.
See under ninja.
Also, ninjitsu
[nin-jit-soo] /nɪnˈdʒɪt su/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of ninjutsu
< Japanese, equivalent to nin- endure + -jutsu technique; see ninja

ninja

[nin-juh] /ˈnɪn dʒə/
noun, plural ninja, ninjas.
1.
(often initial capital letter) a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth (ninjutsu) who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.
2.
a person who is expert or highly skilled in a specified field or activity (often used attributively):
marketing ninjas; ninja gamers.
Origin
< 1960-65; Japanese, equivalent to nin- endure + -ja, combining form of -sha person (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese rěn + zhě)
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British Dictionary definitions for ninjutsu

ninja

/ˈnɪndʒə/
noun (pl) -ja, -jas
1.
(sometimes capital) a person skilled in ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art characterized by stealthy movement and camouflage
Word Origin
Japanese
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