bishonen

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From Japanese 美少年 (bishōnen びしょうねん), from Middle Chinese (míj "beautiful") + 少年 (ʃèw-nen "teenaged boy") (compare Mandarin shàonián 少年).

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bishonen (uncountable)

  1. An Asian aesthetic of young men whose beauty (and sex appeal) transcends the boundary of gender or sexual orientation, found in manga, etc.

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