情夫

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じょう
Grade: 5

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 情夫 (*dzhiɛng *bio). Compare modern Mandarin 情夫 (qíngfū).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

情夫 (hiragana じょうふ, romaji jōfu)

  1. (dated) a male lover, a male fling, a paramour

Usage notes[edit]

Specifically refers to an extramarital male lover.[2]

Dated overtones. Implies a secret relationship. Generally being replaced in modern usage by the term 愛人 (​aijin).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan