ぼこ

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See also: ほこ, ほご, ぼご, and ぽこ

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of uncertain derivation. May be from (, dear, beloved, particularly as in 赤ん坊 akanbō, “baby”) +‎ (ko, child).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ぼこ (rōmaji boko)

  1. baby, newborn, infant
  2. young child
Synonyms[edit]
  • (baby): 赤ん坊 (あかんぼう, ​akanbō)
  • (baby): 赤ちゃん (あかちゃん, ​akachan)
  • (baby): 嬰児 (えいじ, ​eiji)
  • (baby): 乳飲児 (ちのみご, ​chinomigo)
  • (baby): 幼児 (ようじ, ​yōji)
  • (young child): (わらべ, ​warabe)
  • (young child): 小児 (しょうに, ​shōni)
  • (young child): 稚子 (ちし, ​chishi)
  • (young child): 幼子 (おさなご, ​osanago)
  • (young child): 幼児 (ようじ, ​yōji)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ぼこ (rōmaji boko)

  1. : an indentation, a dip or divot, a hollow