sumo

noun
su·​mo | \ ˈsü-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce sumo (audio) \

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

Examples of sumo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCrary and Burnett on the ends, and Siragusa and Sam Adams, the two sumo wrestlers, at tackle. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 22 June 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the World Games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 2 May 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the World Games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 2 May 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the World Games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 2 May 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 15 Apr. 2022 More than 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, dance sport, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, parkour, drone racing and other events. al, 10 Mar. 2022 About 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete in the World Games over an 11-day span, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing and other events. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 1 Mar. 2022 The Baptist church sponsored children’s sumo tournaments, and the Buddhist temple organized the Boy Scout troop. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sumo

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sumo

Japanese sumō

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Sumo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sumo. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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