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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Anthropology, Linguistics
-ese-ese /iːz/ suffix  1 SA[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).2 SA[in adjectives] belonging to a particular country or place Chinese music3 SL[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)
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-esethe Taiwanese
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