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sumo

[ soo-moh ]
/ ˈsu moʊ /
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noun

a form of wrestling in Japan in which a contestant wins by forcing his opponent out of the ring or by causing him to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the soles of his feet, contestants usually being men of great height and weight.

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Origin of sumo

1895–1900; <Japanese sumō, earlier suma(f)u to wrestle

OTHER WORDS FROM sumo

su·mo·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sumo

sumo
/ (ˈsuːməʊ) /

noun

the national style of wrestling of Japan, the object of which is to force one's opponent to touch the ground with any part of his body except the soles of his feet or to step out of the ring

Word Origin for sumo

from Japanese sumō
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