鯖読み

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さば
Hyōgaiji

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Nominalization of 鯖を読む (saba o yomu, forge figures)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鯖読み (hiragana さばよみ, romaji sabayomi)

  1. cheat in counting, especially to lie about one's age or weight

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9