I. adjective suffix
Etymology: Portuguese -ês & Italian -ese, from Latin -ensis
of, relating to, or originating in (a certain place or country) <Japanese> II. noun suffix (plural -ese) 1. native or resident of (a specified place or country) <Chinese> 2. a. language of (a particular place, country, or nationality) <Cantonese> b. speech, literary style, or diction peculiar to (a specified place, person, group, discipline, subject, or activity) — usually in words applied in depreciation <journalese> <baseballese>
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.