おっぱい

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from おおう (ōu, to cover) +‎ まい (mai, not), or from おなか (onaka, abdomen) +‎ いっぱい (ippai, a lot).

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おっぱい (katakana オッパイ, rōmaji oppai)

  1. (childish) milk (liquid)
  2. (anatomy, childish) boobies, titties (breasts)
    • 2000 August 10, Andō, Yūma; Asaki, Masashi, “けん くにみつ [Kunimitsu, Brawl Delivery]”, in サイコメトラーEIJIエイジ [Psychometrer EIJI], volume 24 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN:
      キャサリーン!オッパイ  (おお)きくなれよぉー!
      Kyasarīn! Oppai ōkiku nare yōo!
      Katharine! Your boobs! Grow them bigger, okay⁉

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