-paaˌ- also jaˈp-
plural -s
: a trait or characteristic distinctive of the Japanese or of their civilization or art
modern trend in fine art toward skeletal frameworks … can be traced back to the Japanism of the 70sEdgar Kaufmann
: Japanese nationalism
a rising tide of Japanism which was soon to overwhelm foreign missionariesHugh Byas

Word History


Japan + -ism

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“Japanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanism. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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