ninja

[nin-juh]
noun, plural ninja, ninjas. (often initial capital letter)
a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth (ninjutsu) who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.

Origin:
< Japanese, equivalent to nin- endure + -ja, combining form of -sha person (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese rěn + zhě)

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ninja (ˈnɪndʒə)
 
n , pl -ja, -jas
(sometimes capital) a person skilled in ninjutsu, a Japanese martial art characterized by stealthy movement and camouflage
 
[Japanese]

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He keeps a ninja baton and a can of pepper spray by his bed, and only seven people have his new cell-phone number.
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