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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  • Nipponese — n. [From Japanese nippon, Japan.] a native or inhabitant of Japan. Syn: Japanese. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nipponese — adj. Of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language; Japanese. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nipponese — [nip΄ə nēz′, nip΄ənēs′] adj., n. pl. Nipponese [< NIPPON] JAPANESE …   English World dictionary

  • Nipponese — adjective Etymology: Nippon, Japan Date: 1859 Japanese • Nipponese noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nipponese — Nipponism /nip euh niz euhm/, n. /nip euh neez , nees /, n., pl. Nipponese, adj. Japanese. [1855 60; NIPPON + ESE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nipponese — /nɪpənˈiz/ (say nipuhn eez) adjective 1. → Japanese (def. 1). –noun (plural Nipponese) 2. → Japanese (defs 2–4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nipponese — 1. adjective Japanese 2. noun a) A Japanese (person from Japan) b) The Japanese language …   Wiktionary

  • Nipponese — n. resident of Japan, Japanese person adj. of Japan, Japanese …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Nipponese — [nɪpə ni:z] adjective Japanese. Origin from Japanese Nippon Japan , lit. land where the sun rises …   English new terms dictionary

  • nipponese — nip·pon·ese …   English syllables

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