Definition of aikido noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//aɪˈkiːdəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈkiːdoʊ//
[uncountable] (from Japanese) Combat sports
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a Japanese system of fighting in which you hold and throw your opponent See related entries: Combat sports Word Origin1950s: from Japanese aikidō, literally ‘way of adapting the spirit’, from ai ‘together, unify’ + ki ‘spirit’ + ‘way’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aikido