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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese オタク (otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅 (otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).
Always derogatory when used in Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊˈtɑːkuː/, [əʊ̯ˈtʰɑːkʰuː]
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊˈtɑku/, [o̞ʊ̯ˈtʰɑkʰu]
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NounEdit

otaku (plural otakus or otaku)

  1. (fandom slang) One with an obsessive interest in something, particularly anime or manga.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

First recorded in 1992: from Japanese オタク (otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅 (otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /oˈta.ku/, [oˈt̪äːku]
  • Hyphenation: o‧tà‧ku

NounEdit

otaku m, f (invariable)

  1. (fandom slang) otaku (one with an obsessive interest in something such as anime or manga)

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RomanizationEdit

otaku

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おたく
  2. Rōmaji transcription of オタク

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese オタク (otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅 (otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /oˈta.ku/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ta‧ku

NounEdit

otaku m, f (plural otakus)

  1. (fandom slang) otaku (one with an obsessive interest in something such as anime or manga)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Japanese オタク (otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅 (otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /oˈtaku/, [oˈt̪aku]
  • Hyphenation: o‧ta‧ku

NounEdit

otaku m, f (plural otakus)

  1. (fandom slang) otaku (one with an obsessive interest in something such as anime or manga)