nounpl. ni′sei· or ni′seis·
[alsoN-] a native U.S. or Canadian citizen born of immigrant Japanese parents and educated in America
Origin of niseiJpn, literally , second generation
nounpl. 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'.