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See also: kondo and kondō

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EnglishEdit

 
Marie Kondo explaining her methods

EtymologyEdit

After Marie Kondo (近藤 麻理恵), Japanese organizing consultant and author.

VerbEdit

Kondo (third-person singular simple present Kondos, present participle Kondoing, simple past and past participle Kondoed)

  1. (transitive) To tidy up using the methods advocated by Marie Kondo, especially keeping only those things that tokimeku (spark joy).
    • 2015 February 26, Jennifer Maloney and Megumi Fujikawa, “Marie Kondo and the Cult of Tidying Up”, in The Wall Street Journal:
      Waiting for kettle to boil … So I Kondoed my recipe books
    • 2015 March 12, Lindsay Holmes, “The Psychological Benefits Of 'Kondoing' Your House”, in The Huffington Post:
      The Psychological Benefits Of 'Kondoing' Your House
    • 2015 February 10, Molly Young, “Gurus: Marie Kondo Will Change Your Life: Or at least your living space.”, in New York Magazine:
      'Kondoed fridge before shopping delivery' and 'It seems mundane but I’ve Kondo’d some deodorant that I didn’t like the smell of.'
    • 2015 March 23, Mackenzie Dawson, “How ‘Kondo-ing’ my closet brought joy to my life”, in New York Post:
      'How "Kondo-ing" my closet brought joy to my life', 'I Kondo’d my refrigerator last night', 'Dawson’s closet before and after Kondo-ing', and 'The first thing I Kondo’d was my books'
    • 2016 March 11, Ally Garrett, “Decluttering isn’t always so simple for plus-size women”, in stuff[1]:
      Kondoing requires clothing to be folded in a particular way and certain corners of Pinterest overflow with images of diligently arranged underwear drawers.
    • 2016 June 14, Paula Mooney, “Spark joy in your closet with a web-designed DIY luxury makeover”, in The Examiner[2]:
      Many people have heard of the movement that has folks asking if items in their closets “spark joy” or not. Begun by Marie “KonMari” Kondo, the “Kondoing” method of sparking joy has inspired people to go through their closets and discard or donate those items that don’t spark a sense of joy in their lives.
    • 2019 January 17, Ben Zimmer, “Kondo-ing: A Guru of Organizing Becomes a Verb”, in The Wall Street Journal[3]:
      The spelling has not quite settled down. Because the name ends in a vowel, we see both “Kondo-ing” and “Kondoing,” as well as “Kondo-ed,” “Kondoed” and “Kondo’d.”

Proper nounEdit

Kondo

  1. A surname​.

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Proper nounEdit

Kondo

  1. A surname​.