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社畜

JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
しゃ
Grade: 2
ちく
Grade: S
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From 会社 (kaisha, company) + 家畜 (kachiku, livestock), or (sha, company) + (chiku, livestock). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Said to have been conceived by Satoshi Azuchi, novelist and chairman of the Japan Supermarket Association, and popularized by the journalist Makoto Sataka.

NounEdit

社畜 (hiragana しゃちく, rōmaji shachiku)

  1. An employee who is completely subservient to their company, never complaining about overwork or any other issues; a corporate slave.