宅男

ChineseEdit

residence male
simp. and trad.
(宅男)

EtymologyEdit

, from Japanese お宅 ‎(otaku) (also written 御宅, オタク, おたく) + (“man”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

宅男

  1. (slang, neologism) a (male) nerd or homebody

Usage notesEdit

  • 宅男 is a relatively recent addition to Mandarin. 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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