Kanji in this term
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親母 (hiragana おやは, romaji oyaha, alternative reading おふくろ, romaji ofukuro)

  1. old woman
  2. mother

Usage notesEdit

Similar to English usage of old woman, meaning both "an unrelated older woman" and "one’s own mother."

Word is relatively masculine in usage; a man is likely to use it to refer to his own mother.

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