Definition of sensei
: a teacher or instructor usually of Japanese martial arts (such as karate or judo)
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Qi finally meets the old sensei, who fights on even after he's forced to send his underlings scurrying to safety, and the elder puts up a hell of a fight.
My sensei explained only by moving my hips back and keeping my arms straight would the nirvana of a wheelie be attained.
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Origin and Etymology of sensei
Japanese, teacher, master
First Known Use: 1968
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