noun, plural ro·nin, ro·nins. Japanese History.
Origin of ronin
Examples from the Web for ronin
Thus the forty-seven ronin were pre-eminently "righteous" when they debauched themselves with every swinish vice.The Gist of Japan|R. B. Peery
And the reason she built the temple was that she might pray for the soul of the ronin whom the sight of her beauty had ruined.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2|Elizabeth Bisland
We should have the story of the Forty-seven Ronin, not a Japanese stage version, but a work from the source-material.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
Born about 1680 he, by birth a Samurai, became a Ronin, and entered the studio of Kiyonobu.Chats on Japanese Prints|Arthur Davison Ficke
British Dictionary definitions for ronin
noun Japanese history
Word Origin for ronin
Word Origin and History for ronin
"masterless man, outcast, outlaw," 1871, from Japanese, from ro "wave" + nin "man."