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noun ju·jit·su \jü-ˈjit-(ˌ)sü\

: a form of fighting without weapons that was developed in Japan : a Japanese martial art

Full Definition of JUJITSU

:  an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent

Variants of JUJITSU

ju·jit·su also ju·jut·su or jiu·jit·su \jü-ˈjit-(ˌ)sü\

Origin of JUJITSU

Japanese jūjutsu, from weakness, gentleness + jutsu art, skill
First Known Use: 1875


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