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kung fu Line breaks: kung fu
Pronunciation: /ˌkʌŋ ˈfuː/
/ˌkʊŋ ˈfuː/

Definition of kung fu in English:


[mass noun]
A primarily unarmed Chinese martial art resembling karate.
Example sentences
  • Kalari is considered to be the source of all other Eastern martial art forms such as karate and kung fu.
  • He has black belts in tae kwon do and kung fu, is a world champion fighter and holds titles in four countries.
  • For example, most styles of Chinese kung fu were created by mimicking fights of animals or birds.


From Chinese gōngfu, from gōng 'merit' + fu 'master'.

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