Definition of ju-jitsu noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also jiu-jitsu) noun
BrE BrE//dʒuː ˈdʒɪtsuː//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒuː ˈdʒɪtsuː//
[uncountable] Combat sports
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a Japanese system of fighting from which the sport of judo was developed See related entries: Combat sports Word OriginJapanese jūjutsu, from ‘gentle’ + jutsu ‘skill’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ju-jitsu