sumo

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noun su·mo \ˈsü-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of sumo

  1. :  a Japanese form of wrestling in which a contestant loses if he is forced out of the ring or if any part of his body except the soles of his feet touches the ground

Origin and Etymology of sumo

Japanese sumō


First Known Use: 1880


SUMO Defined for English Language Learners

sumo

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noun su·mo \ˈsü-(ˌ)mō\

Definition of sumo for English Language Learners

  • : a Japanese form of wrestling that is performed by very large men


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