otaku

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese nerd. Originally refers to one's household. Considered pejorative when used in Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊˈtɑːkuː/, [əʊ̯ˈtʰɑːkuː]
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊˈtɑku/, [oʊ̯ˈtʰɑku]
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Noun[edit]

otaku (plural otakus)

  1. (fandom slang) One with an obsessive interest in something, particularly anime or manga.

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Romanization[edit]

otaku

  1. rōmaji reading of おたく
  2. rōmaji reading of オタク