[ key-ret-soo ]
/ keɪˈrɛt su /

noun, plural kei·ret·su.

(especially in Japan) a loose coalition of business groups.


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Origin of keiretsu

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1975–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020