|Origin:||-es and Italian -ese, from Latin -ensis|
1SA [in nouns]
the people or language of a particular country or place:
the Viennese (=people from Vienna).
l'm learning Japanese (=the language of Japan).
2SA [in adjectives]
belonging to a particular country or place:
3SL [in nouns] informal
language or words used by a particular group, especially when it sounds ugly or is difficult to understand:
journalese (=language used in newspapers)
officialese (=language used in official or legal writing)