Definition of -ese in English:

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-ese

suffix

Forming adjectives and nouns:
1Denoting an inhabitant or language of a country or city: Japanese Viennese
2often derogatory (Especially with reference to language) denoting character or style: journalese officialese

Origin

From Old French -eis, based on Latin -ensis.

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Syllabification: -ese

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