[ sen-sey ]

  1. a karate or judo instructor.

Origin of sensei

<Japanese: teacher, master, doctor <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese xiānsheng (xiān ahead + shēng born)

Words Nearby sensei Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sensei in a sentence

  • Heaven knows the "Skipping sensei" needs all the prayers of the congregation!

    Lady of the Decoration | Frances Little
  • And, indeed, upon the score of faithfulnessin its legal sensei entertained no doubts.

    The Betrayal of John Fordham | B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • The years had passed, yet the rustic had no difficulty in recognizing in the sensei the one time Jinnosuké.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) | James S. De Benneville