小僧

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: S

EtymologyEdit

From (ko, "small," "little") + (, "bonze," "Buddhist monk")

NounEdit

小僧 (hiragana こぞう, romaji kozō)

  1. priestling, young Buddhist priest
  2. servant boy in a merchant house (now obsolete)
  3. kid, brat, youngster

SynonymsEdit

  • (youngster): 坊主 (ぼうず, bōzu)

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 29 January 2011, at 02:05