Definition of ESE

 (Entry 1 of 3)


Definition of -ese (Entry 2 of 3)

: of, relating to, or originating in (a certain place or country) Japanese
plural -ese

Definition of -ese (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : native or resident of (a specified place or country) Chinese
2a : language of (a particular place, country, or nationality) Cantonese
b : speech, literary style, or diction peculiar to (a specified place, person, group, discipline, subject, or activity) usually in words applied in depreciation journalesebaseballese

History and Etymology for ESE

Adjective suffix

Portuguese -ês & Italian -ese, from Latin -ensis

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“ESE.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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adjective suffix
\ ˈēz \

Kids Definition of -ese

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or coming from a certain place or country Japanese


noun suffix
plural -ese

Kids Definition of -ese (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : native or resident of a specified place or country Chinese
2 : language of a particular place, country, or nationality


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