jujitsu jujitsu  /dʒu ˈdʒɪt ˌsu/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Mamet is so into jujitsu that not only did his daughter train here, but also his rabbi does.
  2. It was pure political jujitsu, using the momentum of your adversaries to your own advantage.
  3. It's art as metaphysical jujitsu.

News

  • Was It A Coup? The White House Still Isn’t Saying

    Nearly a week after the Egyptian military deposed President Mohamed Morsi, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the Obama Administration still hasn’t determined if the apparent coup d’état was indeed a coup. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Carney engaged in a bit of lexicographic jujitsu when repeatedly asked if, when and why the U.S. hasn’t called Morsi’s ouster a coup. He said the U.S ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Swampland

Quotes

  1. "What I do is jujitsu," Franken says. "They (Republicans) say something ridiculous and I subject them to scorn and ridicule."
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Al Franken Source: Seattle Times

  2. "Nogueira is the type of fighter that is dangerous everywhere," Couture said in a UFC news release. "He's difficult to knock out and he's a world class jujitsu player. I will have to train very diligently and very specifically for him. Also,...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Randy Couture Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "You fight back aggressively and play jujitsu," says David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager.
    on May 11, 2008 By: David Plouffe Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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