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Kanji in this term
ふく
Grade: 3
on’yomi
 セーラー服 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

セーラー (sērā, sailor) +‎ (-fuku, clothes)

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) ーラ [sèéráꜜà fùkù] (Nakadaka – [3])
  • IPA(key): [se̞ːɾa̠ː ɸɯ̟̊ᵝkɯ̟ᵝ]

NounEdit

セーラー服 (hiragana and katakana セーラーふく, rōmaji sērā-fuku)

  1. (literally) sailor uniform
  2. uniform for middle or high schoolgirls, typically with a pleated skirt, and a top inspired by sailor uniform
    • 2004 July 20, Takeuchi, Naoko, “Actアクト 1ワン うさぎ SAILORMOONセーラー ムーン [Act 1: Usagi: SAILOR MOON]”, in 美少女戦士Pretty GuardianセーラームーンSAILORMOON [Pretty Guardian SAILOR MOON], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 5th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, ISBN 4-06-334776-1, page 37:
      ——— (あい) (せい) ()セーラー (ふく) () (しょう) (じょ) (せん) ()!セーラームーンよ!
      ———Ai to seigi no sērā-fuku bishōjo senshi! SērāMūn yo!
      ———Pretty warrior of love and justice in sailor uniform! SailorMoon is here!