American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Japanese.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a native or inhabitant of Japan.
- adj. Of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language; Japanese.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language
- n. a native or inhabitant of Japan
- From Nippon (romanized version of 日本, the native Japanese name for Japan) + -ese. (Wiktionary)
“In keeping with Nipponese cults, the Japan Society has scheduled, for its latest film series, Hardest Men in Town: Yakuza Chronicles of Sin, Sex & Violence, which takes place from March 9-19, 2011.”
“Noticeable number of Nipponese Net-shop for knickers”
“James Bond on a Nipponese acid trip in a bukkake club.”
““James Bond on a Nipponese acid trip,” you say, softly.”
“You can't trespass on private property, just to park your overpriced Nipponese Urban Assault Vehicle.”
“And they show no exception when it comes to the matter of death and developing elaborate rituals for dealing with the dead -- though it has never been much of Nipponese cinematic subject (unlike say, the Irish where there seems to be a funeral or wake in nearly every film made about people of Gaelic descent) -- that is, not until the film Departures was made.”
“When Japan was friends with us prior to WWII, they wanted to give something that spoke deep to the Nipponese spirit of Yamoto - of their art and culture.”
“He tried Nishi Azabu, Roppongi, Harajuku, and Shibuya Center Gai, even Ebisu, popular with the expatriate set, though it was almost unthinkable that a gaijin would know something before a Nipponese would.”
“Laws and rules have been necessary because Nipponese are true world-class sex pervs.”
“Presumably other great civilizations we respect like the Chinese, Nipponese, British, Indian, and past ones like the Roman also showed less than admirable attributes from time to time.”
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