What Does NINJA Mean?

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.

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)
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"N-----r" is another definition for NINJA.
Type:Word (Slang)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
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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