がらくた

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Etymology[edit]

gara is the sound of objects rubbing against each other while kuta is thought to be a contraction of akuta (trash) or a contraction of kuchi (rotten). The kanji 瓦落多 and 我楽多 are ateji.

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Noun[edit]

がらくた (romaji garakuta)

  1. items that are useless or without value; junk
  2. a person who is useless or without value: trash