oiran

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 花魁, literally ‘flower-leader’.

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Noun[edit]

oiran (plural oiran or oirans)

  1. a high-status courtesan
    • 2002: The oiran of Mitarai was not like the geisha. Like the great eighteenth-century courtesans of Europe, she knew who and what she was and turned wanton provocation into an art. — Donald Richie, The Inland Sea (Stone Bridge Press 2002, p. 192)

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Verb[edit]

oiran

  1. third-person plural future indicative form of oir



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Romanization[edit]

oiran

  1. rōmaji reading of おいらん