Adjective "ninja" definition and examples

(Ninja may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈnɪndʒə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A person skilled in the Japanese art of ninjutsu.
  1. 'The modern ninjas are concerned with martial arts, which played hardly any role in the lives of the real ninjas.'
  2. 'The group of instructors and students at the self-defence class don't resemble ninjas at all, but are a bunch ordinary people who happen to be pretty adept at utilising an opponent's weak spots to overpower them.'
  3. 'To prepare for the role of a ninja, Prout began martial arts training a few weeks before filming began.'
  4. 'The ninjas emerged in a small area around today's towns of Iga-Ueno and KMka, where in the middle ages villages became fed up with Japan's warlords and set about forming themselves into self-defense communes.'
  5. 'My goal as marketing ninja is to get Thomas to spend less time in London, and more time on a plane, visiting his other ports of call.'
  6. 'Are you a data analysis ninja? Can you seamlessly transition between OLAP Relational, Graph/RDF and Hive/EMR without breaking a sweat?'
  7. 'Jim's team of marketing ninjas offer a full range of Internet marketing services including link building services and social media branding.'
  8. 'I was a total ninja - we snagged a cab the first 30 seconds we stepped out of the market.'
  9. 'We don't all need to be ninja programmers.'
  10. 'If you've gotten really tired of the GUI, check out our list of unconventional command line apps and if you haven't done it yet, be sure to read up on how to become a command line ninja with time-saving shortcuts.'

More definitions

1. a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth (ninjutsu) who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.

More examples(as adjective)

"tricks can be ninja."

"costumes can be ninja."

Origin

Japanese, literally ‘spy’.