おたく

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The honorific version of (たく, meaning home).

NounEdit

おたく (romaji otaku)

  1. お宅: your home
  2. お宅: (personal pronoun) you

Etymology 2Edit

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From お宅, 1982–1983 Macross fans, or perhaps earlier; see Wikipedia discussion.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

おたく (romaji otaku)

  1. geek, nerd; one who is obsessed with something to the exclusion of such things as social interaction
Derived termsEdit
  • オタ
  • ヲタ
  • アニメヲタ
AntonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • In American English, the word otaku is often used by anime lovers when referring to a big fan of anime or manga. In Japanese however, it is always derogatory.

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Last modified on 14 November 2013, at 06:51