宅男

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Chinese[edit]

residence male
simp. and trad.
(宅男)

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宅男

  1. (slang, neologism) a (male) nerd or homebody

Usage notes[edit]

  • 宅男 is a relatively recent addition to Mandarin. The original intended meaning reflected the derogatory nature of the original Japanese word. However, many men have begun to use 宅男 in a self-deprecating or slightly humorous way when referring to themselves.

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