ninjutsu

[nin-juht-soo, -joo t-]

noun

See under ninja.

Nearby words

  1. ninib,
  2. ninigi,
  3. ninja,
  4. ninja loan,
  5. ninjitsu,
  6. ninny,
  7. ninnyhammer,
  8. ninon,
  9. ninon de lenclos,
  10. nintendo

Also nin·jit·su [nin-jit-soo] /nɪnˈdʒɪt su/.

Origin of ninjutsu

< Japanese, equivalent to nin- endure + -jutsu technique; see ninja

ninja

[nin-juh]

noun, plural nin·ja, nin·jas.

(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 gamers.

Origin of ninja

< 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

noun plural -ja or -jas

(sometimes capital) a person skilled in ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art characterized by stealthy movement and camouflage

Word Origin for ninja

Japanese

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