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[jap-uh-neez, -nees] /ˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language.
noun, plural Japanese.
2.
a native or inhabitant of Japan.
3.
a person of Japanese ancestry.
4.
the language of Japan.
Abbreviation: Japn., Japn.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; Japan + -ese
Related forms
anti-Japanese, adjective, noun, plural anti-Japanese.
non-Japanese, adjective, noun, plural non-Japanese.
pro-Japanese, adjective, noun, plural pro-Japanese.
pseudo-Japanese, adjective, noun, plural pseudo-Japanese.
quasi-Japanese, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi japanese

Japanese

/ˌdʒæpəˈniːz/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language
noun
2.
(pl) -nese. a native or inhabitant of Japan or a descendant of one
3.
the official language of Japan: the native language of approximately 100 million people: considered by some scholars to be part of the Altaic family of languages
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Word Origin and History for quasi japanese

Japanese

1580s, Iapones; see Japan + -ese. Japanese beetle attested from 1919, accidentally introduced in U.S. 1916 in larval stage in a shipment of Japanese iris.

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