issei definition by Webster's New World
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issei definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. issei issei or is·seis
A Japanese immigrant, especially one to the United States.
Origin: Japanese : ichi, one, first (from Middle Chinese Ɂjit) + sei, generation (from Middle Chinese shiaj).
Variant of issei