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Nipponese

[nip-uh-neez, -nees] /ˌnɪp əˈniz, -ˈnis/
noun, plural Nipponese, adjective
1.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; Nippon + -ese
Related forms
Nipponism
[nip-uh-niz-uh m] /ˈnɪp əˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nipponism

Nipponese

/ˌnɪpəˈniːz/
adjective, noun (pl) -nese
1.
another word for Japanese
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Word Origin and History for nipponism

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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