道具屋

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
どう
Grade: 2

Grade: 3

Grade: 3
jūbakoyomi

Noun[edit]

道具屋 (hiragana どうぐや, romaji dōguya)

  1. secondhand goods shop
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
      道具屋 (どうぐや) ()んで ()て、先祖代々 (せんぞだいだい)瓦落多 (がらくた)二束三文 (にそくさんもん) ()った。
      Dōguya o yonde kite, senzodaidai no garakuta o nisokusanmon ni utta.
      ...he sent for a second-hand dealer and sold for a song all the bric-a-bric which had been handed down from ages ago in our family.