ブルマ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Listed in various resources as a borrowing from English bloomers.[1][2] However, the Japanese term never ended in (zu), making it more likely that the Japanese was borrowed from earlier English bloomer, in reference to the trouser portion of the “Bloomer dress” fashion of the 1800s. See Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Bloomers (clothing) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

The term shifted from ブルーマー (burūmā) to ブルマー (burumā) to ブルマ (buruma). All three forms appear to have some currency, with the shortest ブルマ (buruma) apparently the newest and least formal.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ブルマ (rōmaji buruma)

  1. Alternative form of ブルマー (burumā, bloomers): a type of gym shorts particularly for schoolgirls

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch Bruma

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ブルマ (rōmaji Buruma)

  1. a Dutch surname: Bruma
  2. a Dutch surname: the pen-name of Dutch-British author Ian Buruma

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0