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 二世 (にせい, nisei), from 二 (ni-) ‘second’ + 世 (sei) ‘generation’.
Variant of nisei