sensei

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noun sen·sei \ˈsen-ˌsā\

Definition of sensei

plural

sensei

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senseis

  1. :  a teacher or instructor usually of Japanese martial arts (such as karate or judo)

Origin and Etymology of sensei

Japanese, teacher, master


First Known Use: 1968


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