小僧

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 1 Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From (ko, "small," "little") + (, "bonze," "Buddhist monk")

Noun[edit]

小僧 (hiragana こぞう, romaji kozō)

  1. priestling, young Buddhist priest
  2. servant boy in a merchant house (now obsolete)
  3. kid, brat, youngster

Synonyms[edit]

  • (youngster): 坊主 (ぼうず, bōzu)

Derived terms[edit]