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龟毛

See also: 龜毛

ChineseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

The adjective sense was originally from the Min Nan word ku-mo· (turtle fur). It was most likely a reference to a Buddhist metaphor that describes hollow logic (龟毛兔角 turtle fur and rabit horns [an impossibility]).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

龟毛

  1. male pubic hair

AdjectiveEdit

龟毛

  1. (Min Nan, Taiwan) (of someone's personality) picky; high-maintenance; describes somebody with unreasonable expectations