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judo

[ joo-doh ]
/ ˈdʒu doʊ /
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noun

a method of defending oneself or fighting without the use of weapons, based on jujitsu but differing from it in banning dangerous throws and blows and stressing the athletic or sport element.
the sport of fighting by this method.Compare jujitsu, karate.

adjective

of or relating to this fighting method or sport.

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Origin of judo

1885–90; <Japanese jūdō<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese róu soft + dào way

OTHER WORDS FROM judo

ju·do·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for judo

judo
/ (ˈdʒuːdəʊ) /

noun

  1. the modern sport derived from jujitsu, in which the object is to throw, hold to the ground, or otherwise force an opponent to submit, using the minimum of physical effort
  2. (as modifier)a judo throw

Derived forms of judo

judoist, noun

Word Origin for judo

Japanese, from gentleness + way
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