Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sport and method of physical training similar to wrestling, developed in Japan in the late 1800s and using principles of balance and leverage adapted from jujitsu.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a sport adapted from jujitsu, originally a method of self-defense without weapons, and similar to wrestling; it was developed in Japan.

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  • noun A Japanese martial art and sport adapted from jujutsu.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese jūdō : , soft (from Middle Chinese riw, also the source of Mandarin róu) + , way; see aikido.]

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From Japanese 柔道, じゅうどう (jūdō).

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