うんち

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From うん (un, the sound made when straining)[1] + (chi), a suffixing element of unclear derivation; possibly related to the directional nominalizer (chi) also seen in words like こっち (kocchi, this way, this direction), どっち (docchi, which way, which direction).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

うんち (romaji unchi)

  1. (childish) poop, shit, feces

Verb[edit]

うんち + する (romaji unchi suru)

  1. (childish) to poop, to shit

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9