What Does NINJA Mean in a Text?

NINJA means "Expert" and "N-----r." Here is more information about each of these definitions of NINJA.


The original NINJAs were 14th century Japanae warriors who were highly-skilled in martial arts.

The term NINJA is now widely used to refer to a person who is highly skilled in something (e.g., a "football ninja," a "chess ninja," a "Sudoku ninja"). For example:
  • Toni: My phone keeps freezing and rebooting.
  • Jo: You should talk to Pat or Lou, they're both Android NINJAs.


In some racist circles, NINJA is used as a slur to refer to Black people, in place of the n-word. For example:
  • Sam: I see you've got a new NINJA in your class.
  • Lee: You think your smart because you say NINJA instead of n-----r? Everyone knows exactly what you mean. Dickhead.

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meaning of NINJA


Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of NINJA

"Expert" is the most common definition for NINJA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"N-----r" is another definition for NINJA.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at NINJA

NINJA is a word of Japanese origin that is often used in English as a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Example of NINJA Used in a Text

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