ピンぞろ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ピン (pin, a "one" in cards or dice) +‎ ぞろ (zoro, from stem form soroi of verb 揃う (sorou), 'to match or line up').

Noun[edit]

ピンぞろ (romaji pinzoro)

  1. (gambling, idiomatic) Snake eyes: two ones, after rolling two dice.
  2. (pejorative, idiomatic) Wearing two layers of hitoemono (unlined summer-weight kimono).
  3. (idiomatic) The very beginning, the very start.

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Usage notes[edit]

This word is more commonly written in kana, possibly in reflection of its more vernacular use.