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Landless or masterless peasant soldiers or samurai who through dishonor or the loss of their masters were forced to wander Japan until some other lord would accept their services.
It was difficult for ronin to find new employment.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ June 24, 2011
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\Ro"nin"\, noun: In Japan, under the feudal system, a samurai who had renounced his clan or who had been discharged or ostracized and had become a wanderer without a lord; an outcast; an outlaw. a lordless samurai, esp. one whose feudal lord had been deprived of his territory. The Japanese word “ronin” (pronounced rô-nçn) refers to a roving, mercenary samurai who serves no master or warlord.
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Guy 1: Damn, Johnny is a fucking gangster. Do you know what gang he's in?
Guy 2: Johnny is not in a gang, he is a ronin.
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A dishonoured or masterless samari forced to wander around feudal Japan doing mercenary work. Basically a badass swinging a sword around killing any fucker who gets in his way.
If you get in his way that ronin will be the last thing your puny balls will ever see!
by the drunken god October 20, 2014
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1. Masterless Samurai traditional japanese<BR><BR>
2. from a type of KULT members, the modern equivelent - a soldier who fights for causes felt honourable - without any in command of tse. A collection of Ronin are dangerous in that their ideals are persued until you kill/take down every last one of them, compared to a modern/postmodern military in that if you take a command structure down, the army falls apart. since there is no command structure, each ronin attempts to use their respective resources to accomplish whatever is desired. bound by the ronin bushido, a document sworn to by old school KULT ronins
"That guy was a true Ronin"
by themusicgod1/jeff cliff April 10, 2003
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This is a Japanese slang. Ronin means a person who failed college exam and will take exam again next year. Usually they try to attend a good university like University of Tokyo or medical college.
She is ronin.
by mamaintokyo December 08, 2003
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