WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
kung fu /ˈkʌŋˈ fu, ˈkʊŋ/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  • Sporta Chinese style of self-defense or martial art based on the use of smooth movements of the arms and legs.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
    kung fu  (kung fo̅o̅, kŏŏng),USA pronunciation 
  • Sportan ancient Chinese method of self-defense by striking blows at vulnerable areas of an attacker's body using fluid movements of the hands and legs.
    • Chinese gōngfú literally, skill


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    kung fu /ˈkʌŋ ˈfuː/ n
    1. any of various Chinese martial arts, some focusing on unarmed combat, others involving the use of weapons
    Etymology: from Chinese: skill, accomplishment



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