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.

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

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sumo (ˈsuːməʊ)
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
[from Japanese sumō]

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Word Origin & History

1880, from Japanese sumo "to compete."
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Example sentences
Her hobbies include auto racing and sumo wrestling.
Sumo, for instance pits one ball against the other, with two people trying to knock each others' ball off a table.
Many economists don't care whether sumo wrestling is fixed, or whether drug dealers prefer to live with their mothers.
There was a ceremony going on for the new champion sumo wrestler.
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