(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.
a person who is expert or highly skilled in a specified field or activity (often used attributively): marketing ninjas; ninja programmers.
Also nin·ja loot .Slang. (in a video game) to unfairly claim (valuable items or loot) from a treasure pool by taking them from a kill made by another player or bypassing the agreed-upon system for loot distribution in a group: When I ninja an epic item, I log off the server before anyone even realizes what happened.
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How to use ninja in a sentence
He was gonna join the fight, you know, really he was, got his ninja getup fitted and everything.
She is as confident over the phone as she is climbing across one of ninja Warriors many daunting obstacles.
Can Kacy Catanzaro be the first woman to win 'American ninja Warrior'?
At an even five feet tall, Catanzaro is the shortest competitor in this season of ninja Warrior, but average for a gymnast.
It is fitting then, that New Jersey native Kacy Catanzaro may become the American ninja.
British Dictionary definitions for ninja
(sometimes capital) a person skilled in ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art characterized by stealthy movement and camouflage
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