Definition of sensei in English:


Syllabification: sen·sei
Pronunciation: /ˈsenˌsā, senˈsā

noun (plural same)

  • (In martial arts) a teacher: [as title]: Sensei Ritchie began work
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    • In terms of a martial art, a sensei is the one with more experience who can guide you along the path.
    • Only the senior sensei of the Dojo can have his back to the Kamiza.
    • However his Judo sensei appreciated his talent and persuaded his father to allow him to pursue Judo as a career.


Japanese, from sen 'previous' + sei 'birth'.

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