[ nee-pawn; English ni-pon, nip-on ]
/ niˈpɔn; English nɪˈpɒn, ˈnɪp ɒn /
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a Japanese name of Japan.
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Origin of Nippon
<Japanese, earlier nit-pon<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese rì sun + běn origin
Words nearby Nippon
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How to use Nippon in a sentence
There have previously been male editors of Vogue Nippon and French Vogue.Anna Wintour’s Boyfriend in Hot Water with IRS, Juicy Couture Founders Ink Book Deal|The Fashion Beast Team|January 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
First up: Anna Dello Russo, the eccentric editor of Vogue Nippon, who's always wearing something fabulous on her head.We Stalked: Anna Dello Russo||September 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Meet Anna Dello Russo, the outrageous, glamorous, wild-child editor of Nippon Vogue.Fashion's Other Anna|Paul Flynn|September 26, 2010|DAILY BEAST
You must know that in Nippon beauty is worship by the humblest workman.The Girl and The Bill|Bannister Merwin
Now listen, O child of Nippon, to the white man's words of wisdom.The Pride of Palomar|Peter B. Kyne
Among private lines the Nippon Tetsudo is the most important; it is about 1000 miles long.
In doing so we should remember in the first place that ancient Nippon was built upon the system of vassalage.
The Nippon Yusen Kaisha ordered eighteen large freight steamers aggregating 88,000 tons.Manual of Ship Subsidies|Edwin M. Bacon
British Dictionary definitions for Nippon
/ (ˈnɪpɒn) /
transliteration of a Japanese name for Japan
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