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The honorific version of 宅 (たく, meaning home).
おたく (romaji otaku)
- geek, nerd; one who is obsessed with something to the exclusion of such things as social interaction
- 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.
- 同人用語の基礎知識/ Otaku: a fairly comprehensive description in Japanese of the word and its origins.