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Nikkei

[ nee-key ]
/ ˈni keɪ /
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noun

an index showing the average closing prices of 225 stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
an American of Japanese descent.

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Origin of Nikkei

Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1980–85
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