pl. ni′sei· or ni′seis·
a native U.S. or Canadian citizen born of immigrant Japanese parents and educated in America
Origin of niseiJpn, literally , second generation
nounpl. Nisei Nisei or Ni·seis
A person born to parents who emigrated from Japan.
Origin of NiseiJapanese : ni, two, second (from Early Middle Chinese &jnlig;ih; also the source of Mandarin èr) + sei, generation (from Middle Chinese &shookr;aj`; also the source of Mandarin shì (the Middle Chinese form ultimately being from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lap, leaf, in reference to the renewal of foliage with each year)).
Japanese äºŒä¸– (ã«ã›ã„, nisei), from äºŒ (ni-) "˜second' + ä¸– (sei) "˜generation'.