issei

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noun, often capitalized is·sei \(ˌ)ē-ˈsā, ˈē-ˌsā\

Definition of issei

plural

issei

  1. :  a Japanese immigrant especially to the U.S.

Origin and Etymology of issei

Japanese, literally, first generation


First Known Use: 1937

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