Nipponese

Nipponese

[nip-uh-neez, -nees]
noun, plural Nipponese, adjective

Origin:
1855–60; Nippon + -ese

Nipponism [nip-uh-niz-uhm] , noun
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Nipponese (ˌnɪpəˈniːz)
 
adj, —n , pl -nese
another word for Japanese

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Nipponese
"Japanese," 1859, from Nippon, Japanese word for "Japan," from ni(chi) "the sun" + pon, hon "source," which is said to be from Chinese for "rising sun-place." Derisive slang shortening Nip attested from 1942.
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