積ん読

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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EtymologyEdit

積む (tsumu, to pile up) + (doku, to read), punning on “積んでおく” (tsundeoku, to leave piled up)

NounEdit

積ん読 (hiragana つんどく, romaji tsundoku)

  1. (informal) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other such unread books
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