ninjutsu

noun

nin·​jut·​su
ninˈju̇tsü,
-ˈjət-,
-ˈjüt-
variants or less commonly ninjitsu
-ˈjit-
plural -s
: ninja techniques taught as a martial art

Word History

Etymology

Japanese, from nin- (as in ninja ninja) + jutsu art, skill

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ninjutsu was in 1950

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“Ninjutsu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ninjutsu. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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