yaoi

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese やおい (yaoi), an acronym of Yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi (ヤマなし、オチなし、意味なし), "no climax, no point, no meaning".

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yaoi (uncountable)

  1. (slang, pornography, anime, manga) A form of hentai involving two or more males in a homosexual relationship, primarily intended for a female audience.
  2. (slang, anime, manga) A narrative or visual work featuring a romance or sexual relationship between two or more males, primarily intended for a female audience.

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Noun[edit]

yaoi m (uncountable)

  1. (anime, manga) yaoi

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Romanization[edit]

yaoi

  1. rōmaji reading of やおい