judo

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 [ˈdʒuːdəʊ]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ju•do /ˈdʒudoʊ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Sporta sport or martial art based on jujitsu but differing from it in banning dangerous throws and blows and stressing the athletic or sport element.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ju•do  ( jo̅o̅dō),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta method of defending oneself or fighting without the use of weapons, based on jujitsu but differing from it in banning dangerous throws and blows and stressing the athletic or sport element.
  2. Sportthe sport of fighting by this method. Cf. jujitsu, karate.

adj. 
  1. Sportof or pertaining to this fighting method or sport.
judo•ist, n. 
  • Middle Chinese, equivalent. to Chinese róu soft + dào way
  • Japanese jūdō
  • 1885–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

judo /ˈdʒuːdəʊ/ n
  1. the modern sport derived from jujitsu, in which the object is to throw, hold to the ground, or otherwise force an opponent to submit, using the minimum of physical effort
  2. (as modifier): a judo throw
Etymology: Japanese, from gentleness + way

ˈjudoist n



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