バックシャン

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A composite of バック (bakku, back, from English back) +‎ シャン (shan, beautiful, from German schön).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Tokyo) シャ [bàkkúsháꜜǹ] (Nakadaka – [4])
  • IPA(key): [ba̠k̚kɯ̟̊ᵝɕã̠ɴ]

Noun[edit]

バックシャン (rōmaji bakkushan)

  1. (dated slang) A woman who is attractive if seen from behind, usually in reference to her buttocks.
  2. (dated slang, in particular) A woman who is attractive from behind, but ugly from the front.
    Synonym: 一石六斗 (いっこくろくと) (ikkoku rokuto)

References[edit]

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