慰安婦

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 慰安 (ian, consolation, comfort) +‎ (fu, a woman).

Noun[edit]

慰安婦 (hiragana いあんふ, romaji ianfu)

  1. A comfort woman: a woman forced to serve soldiers as a prostitute. More specifically, such a woman forced to serve the Japanese military during the Pacific War.