JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ねこ
Grade: S
ばば
Hyōgaiji
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
猫ばば
ネコババ

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (neko, cat) +‎ (baba, poopoo, poop), from the way that cats cover up their feces.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(ねこ)(ばば) (nekobaba

  1. covertly doing something malicious
  2. (especially) pocketing someone else's things

VerbEdit

(ねこ)(ばば)する (nekobaba surusuru (stem (ねこ)(ばば) (nekobaba shi), past (ねこ)(ばば)した (nekobaba shita))

  1. to covertly do something malicious
  2. (especially) to pocket someone else's things

ConjugationEdit

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