ちび

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of 禿びる (chibiru, to wear down and become small).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ちび (rōmaji chibi)

  1. (colloquial) something small
  2. (colloquial) short person, runt
  3. (colloquial) (an annoying) kid, squirt, pipsqueak

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Okinawan[edit]

Noun[edit]

ちび (romaji chibi)

  1. : butt