Unknown. First attested in the Edo period in the Kantō region, and until relatively recently use was confined to this area. Most likely theories of origin suggest:
- a contraction of 女の子 (menoko, “female child”)
- an alteration of 真処 (mako, “center (of the body)”)
- a shortening of 万幸 (mankō, “10,000 happinesses”)
- an alteration of the Old Japanese 美斗 (mito, “genitalia in general, either male or female”)
- a derivation from the Sinitic 門口 (“gate, doorway”), from a reading of menkō rather than the expected on'yomi of monkō
まんこ or マンコ • (manko)
- (vulgar, slang) female genitals: a cunt, a pussy
- (affectionate) pussy
- (Internet slang, derogatory, offensive) a woman
- This is an example of a word that can be spelled with katakana to convey an informal conversational tone, as マンコ.
- Only used as slang. Never in medical situations.
- Considered harsher than おまんこ (omanko).
- female genitals
- (derogatory) a woman
|For pronunciation and definitions of まんこ – see the following entry.
|(This term, まんこ, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)