龟毛

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See also: 龜毛

Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The adjective sense was originally from the Min Nan word ku-mo· (turtle fur). It was most likely a reference to a Buddhist metaphor that describes hollow logic (龟毛兔角 turtle fur and rabit horns [an impossibility]).

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Noun[edit]

龟毛

  1. male pubic hair

Adjective[edit]

龟毛

  1. (Min Nan, Taiwan) (of someone's personality) picky; high-maintenance; describes somebody with unreasonable expectations