weeaboo

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Etymology

Nonce word from a Perry Bible Fellowship comic by Nicholas Gurewitch.[1] Later arbitrarily used by the 4chan website as an automated replacement for the term wapanese in users' posts.[2]

Noun

weeaboo ‎(plural weeaboos)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A non-Japanese person (especially one of Caucasian ancestry) who behaves in a stereotypically Japanese manner or seeks to appear stereotypically Japanese.

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Hypernyms

  • egg (mildly pejorative, refers to white people only)

References

  1. ^ Nicholas Gurewitch, "Weeaboo", Perry Bible Fellowship
  2. ^ Cole Stryker, Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web, The Overlook Press (2011), ISBN 9781590207383, unnumbered page
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