Origin of Nipponese
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Examples from the Web for nipponese
They are pretty, nevertheless, these little Nipponese, in their smiles and childishness.
Of all my Nipponese family, Bambou is the one I love the most.
They are so laughing, and so merry, all these little Nipponese dolls!
But the shades of the old Nipponese speak to me through the messages of the poets.Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent
John T. McIntyre
We can see what is going on in the navy yards of the Nipponese Empire.Psycho-Phone Messages
- another word for Japanese
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Word Origin and History for nipponese
"Japanese," 1859, from Nippon, Japanese word for "Japan," from ni(chi) "the sun" + pon, hon "source," which is said to be from Chinese for "rising sun-place." Derisive slang shortening Nip attested from 1942.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper