jujitsu

noun ju·jit·su \jü-ˈjit-(ˌ)sü\

Definition of jujitsu

  1. :  an art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent

Variants of jujitsu

less commonly

jujutsu

or

\jü-ˈjit-(ˌ)sü\

Origin and Etymology of jujitsu

Japanese jūjutsu, from weakness, gentleness + jutsu art, skill


First Known Use: 1875


JUJITSU Defined for English Language Learners

jujitsu

noun ju·jit·su \jü-ˈjit-(ˌ)sü\

Definition of jujitsu for English Language Learners

  • : a form of fighting without weapons that was developed in Japan : a Japanese martial art


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