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nisei

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noun, often capitalized ni·sei \nē-ˈsā, ˈnē-ˌ\

Definition of nisei

plural

nisei

  1. :  a son or daughter of Japanese immigrants who is born and educated in America and especially in the United States



Origin and Etymology of nisei

Japanese, literally, second generation, from ni second + sei generation


First Known Use: 1929

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