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Alternative spelling

Etymology edit

Compare ()ける (ikeru, to go; to do (in a particular manner); to be well). (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ike̞te̞ɾɯ̟ᵝ]

Adjective edit

イケてる (iketeru

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  1. (slang) attractive, cool
    Synonym: かっこいい (kakkoii)

Verb edit

イケてる (iketeruichidan (stem イケて (ikete), past イケてた (iketeta))

  1. (slang) to be cool, attractive, stylish
    Synonym: 洒落る (shareru)
    • 2008, Eto Mori, Dive!!, →ISBN:
      Kore de shaberi mo iketetara, intai ato wa supōtsu kaisetsusha tte iu no mo ari kana.
      If his speaking style is cool, there’s also the possibility he’s a retired sports commentator.
    • 2015, Kare o shigeki suru doki-doki no rabu kosume shōsetsu [Boyfriend heart-stimulating love book]‎[1], Episode 3: tsunaida te o hanasanai [Don't stop holding his hand]:
      Shinchō to hirei shite ōkiku sodatta watashi no kono te, gakusei jidai ni ase o nagashita basukettobōru de wa yaku ni tatta ga, josei no te to shite wa iketenai to omotteita.
      My hands, which are big for my build, were helpful back in school when I was sweating it on the basketball team, but for a woman’s hands I think they are not attractive.