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EtymologyEdit

From 미치— (michi-, “to go crazy”) + 광이 (gwang-i, derogatory agent suffix), the latter further from (, gwang, “craziness; one who is crazy”) + (i, agent suffix). Ablaut form: 매치광이 (maechigwang-i).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[mit͡ɕʰiɡwa̠ŋi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? michigwang-i
Revised Romanization (translit.)? michigwang-i
McCune–Reischauer? mich'igwangi
Yale Romanization? michikwang.i

NounEdit

미치광이 (michigwang-i)

  1. one who is mentally deranged; a mentally ill or disordered person
  2. (derogatory) lunatic; nutcase
    늙다리 미치광이
    neukdari michigwang-i
    lunatic old man