wakashu

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 若衆 (young person).

Noun[edit]

wakashu (plural wakashu)

  1. (archaic) A boy after early childhood but before his coming-of-age ceremony
  2. A role in kabuki traditionally played by a boy of this age category
  3. The soldiers of the oyabun, they perform the tasks that the oyabun gives them without hesitation. (From the Japanese Yakuza hierarchy)

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