Definition of sumo
: 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
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Japan’s national sport of sumo, racked by scandals in recent years and dominated by Mongolian wrestlers, is finally getting a local champion again.
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Origin and Etymology of sumo
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
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Definition of sumo for English Language Learners
: a Japanese form of wrestling that is performed by very large men
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