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[doh-joh] /ˈdoʊ dʒoʊ/
noun, plural dojos.
a school or practice hall where karate, judo, or other martial arts are taught.
Origin of dojo
1940-45; < Japanese dōjō Buddhist seminary, drill hall < MChin transliteration of Sanskrit bodhi-maṇḍa literally, seat of wisdom (equivalent to Chinese dàochǎng) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dojo


noun (pl) -jos
a room or hall for the practice of martial arts
Word Origin
C20: from Japanese dōjō Buddhist seminary, from Sanskrit bodhi-manda seat of wisdom
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Word Origin and History for dojo

"hall in which judo is practiced," 1942, from Japanese.

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