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ピーマン (pīman): three colors of bell pepper.

EtymologyEdit

From French piment(chili pepper).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ピーマン ‎(romaji pīman)

  1. bell pepper, sweet pepper
  2. someone who is stupid, vapid, daft, not very bright (from the way that a bell pepper is mostly hollow inside, as a metaphor for such a person's head being empty)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9