Definitions for jujitsudʒuˈdʒɪt su; -ˈdʒʌt-, -ˈdʒut-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•jit•sudʒuˈdʒɪt su; -ˈdʒʌt-, -ˈdʒut-(n.)

also ju•jut•su

  1. a Japanese method of defending oneself without weapons by using the strength and weight of one's adversary to disable him or her.

    Category: Sport

Origin of jujitsu:

1870–75; < Japn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jujutsu, jujitsu, jiujitsu(noun)

    a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength


  1. jujitsu(Noun)

    A method of self-defence established in Japan emphasizing u201Cju016Bu201D (soft or gentle) u201Cjitsuu201D (art or technique). Japanese martial art that utilizes a large variety of techniques in defense against an opponent.

  2. jujitsu(Noun)

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a related art, derived from judo.

  3. Origin: From 柔術.


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