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samurai

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noun sam·u·rai \ˈsa-mə-ˌrī, ˈsam-yə-\

Simple Definition of samurai

  • : a member of a Japanese military class in the past

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of samurai

plural

samurai

  1. 1 :  a military retainer of a Japanese daimyo practicing the code of conduct of Bushido

  2. 2 :  the warrior aristocracy of Japan

Origin and Etymology of samurai

Japanese


First Known Use: 1727

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