Definitions for -ese
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Surveying, Navy
a suffix forming adjectival derivatives of place names, esp. countries or cities, frequently used nominally to denote the inhabitants of the place or their language (Faroese; Japanese; Viennese); also occurring in coinages that denote in a disparaging, often facetious way a characteristic jargon, style, or accent:
Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix
Origin of -ese:
prob. orig. < It -ese, later repr. Sp, Pg -es, F -ais, -ois, all < L -ēnsem -ensis
Used to form adjectives and nouns describing things and characteristics of a city, region, or country, such as the people and the language spoken by these people.
Viennese, Maltese falcon, Parmese, Japanese, Faroese, Viennese waltz
Used to form nouns meaning the jargon used by a particular profession or in a particular context.
journalese, legalese, translationese
Origin: From -eis, from -ensis.
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