(kee-bay) [Japanese] A person born in the United States of Japanese parents, but educated in Japan.
   See also issei, nisei, sansei.

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  • kibei — ☆ kibei [kē′bā′ ] n. pl. kibei or kibeis [Jpn < SinoJpn ki, return + bei, America, U.S.A.] [also K ] a native U.S. citizen born of immigrant Japanese parents but educated largely in Japan: cf. ISSEI, NISEI, SANSEI …   English World dictionary

  • Kibei — was a term often used in the 1940s to describe Japanese Americans born in the United States who returned to America after receiving their education in Japan. These people were thought of as likely threats against the U.S. because they were… …   Wikipedia

  • kibei — (ˈ)kē|bā noun (plural kibei also kibeis) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Japanese : a son or daughter of issei parents who is born in America and especially in the United States and educated largely in Japan distinguished from nisei; compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kibei — /kee bay /, n., pl. Kibei. a person of Japanese descent, born in the U.S. but educated in Japan. Also, kibei. Cf. Issei, Sansei, Nisei. [ < Japn] * * * …   Universalium

  • kibei — noun A Japanese American who is born in the United States but primarily educated in Japan …   Wiktionary

  • Kibei — n. Japanese person born in the United States and educated in Japan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kibei — ki·bei …   English syllables

  • Kibei — Ki•bei [[t]ˈkiˈbeɪ[/t]] n. pl. bei peo (sometimes l.c.) a person of Japanese descent, born in North America but educated mainly in Japan Compare Issei Nisei Sansei • Etymology: < Japn …   From formal English to slang

  • kibei — /kiybey/ A Japanese American (person born in the United States of Japanese parents) who has been educated in Japan, but has returned to the United States. See Hohri v. U.S., C.A.D.C., 782 F.2d 227, 234; McGrath v. Abo, C.A., 186 F.2d 766, 772.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • kibbeh — /ˈkɪbeɪ/ (say kibay) noun (in Middle Eastern cookery) a dish in which minced meat, usually lamb, is combined with burghul and various seasonings. Also, kibbi, kibbee …   Australian English dictionary

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