[ nee-sey, nee-sey ]
/ ˈni seɪ, niˈseɪ /
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noun, plural Ni·sei.
a person of Japanese descent, born and educated in the U.S. or Canada.
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Origin of Nisei
1940–45, Americanism;<Japanese: literally, second generation; earlier ni-seĩ<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese èr two, second + shēng birth
Words nearby Nisei
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British Dictionary definitions for Nisei
/ (ˈniːseɪ) /
a native-born citizen of the United States or Canada whose parents were Japanese immigrants
Word Origin for Nisei
Japanese, literally: second generation
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Cultural definitions for Nisei
[ (nee-say, nee-say) ]
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