ninja

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From Japanese 忍者 (ninja), from Middle Chinese (nyín "to forbear")+ (t͡ʃǽ "-er", "one who does ~").

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ninja (plural ninja or ninjas)

  1. (martial arts, historical) A person trained primarily in stealth, espionage, assassination and the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu.
  2. A Mongolian amateurish private miner (mainly for gold); after the shape of the plastic bowls used to wash metal ore with mercury, roughly resembling one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    • 2007 October 10, Jonathan Watts, "Prospectors and 'ninja' miners flood to east's El Dorado" [1], The Guardian,
      Many were former nomads, but as the gold rush gathered pace, students, vets and taxi drivers from Ulan Bator joined the ninjas, not just in Ogoomor but in other gold towns across the country.
  3. (slang) Juggalo version of the epithet "nigga".
    What up, my ninja!

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ninja (third-person singular simple present ninjas, present participle ninjaing, simple past and past participle ninjaed or ninja'd)

  1. To act in the manner of a ninja, especially in the areas of speed and power.
  2. (gaming, slang) To claim an item in a game by abusing game mechanics, often despite having no real need for the item or ability to use it.
    That damn warrior ninja'd an epic-quality wand even though he can't even use it!
  3. (Internet, slang) To post a response on a message board immediately before someone else unknowingly posts a response saying the same thing.
    When I answered the OP's question, I saw that Porthos had ninja'd me by posting the same answer just before I did.

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ninja

  1. rōmaji reading of にんじゃ

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ninja m, f (plural ninjas)

  1. (martial arts, historical) ninja (person trained in stealth, espionage, assassination and ninjutsu)

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ninja c

  1. a ninja

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