ESE

abbreviation

Definition of ESE

east-southeast

1

-ese

adjective suffix

Definition of -ese

: of, relating to, or originating in (a certain place or country)
  • Japanese

Origin and Etymology of -ese

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


2

-ese

noun suffix

Definition of -ese

plural -ese
1 : native or resident of (a specified place or country)
  • Chinese
2 a : 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
  • journalese
  • baseballese

ESE Defined for Kids

1

-ese

adjective suffix \ ˈēz \

Definition of -ese for Students

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

2

-ese

noun suffix

Definition of -ese for Students

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

Learn More about ese

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of ESE


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