noun, often capitalized ni·sei \nē-ˈsā, ˈnē-ˌ\

Definition of nisei



  1. :  a son or daughter of Japanese immigrants who is born and educated in America and especially in the U.S.

Origin and Etymology of nisei

Japanese, literally, second generation, from ni second + sei generation

First Known Use: 1929

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