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residence male
simp. and trad.
(宅男)
 
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EtymologyEdit

(zhái) (from Japanese お宅 (otaku)) + (nán, “man”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

宅男

  1. (neologism, slang) (male) nerd; homebody

Usage notesEdit

  • The original intended meaning reflected the derogatory nature of the original Japanese word. However, many men have begun to use 宅男 in a self-deprecating or slightly humorous way when referring to themselves.

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