下司

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

The compound of (inferior) + (official).

Noun[edit]

下司 ‎(hiragana げす, romaji gesu)

  1. (archaic): an inferior official; a petty official
  2. an inferior person; a petty person
    下司の後知恵。
    A petty person becomes wiser after an event.
  3. a male dog (figuratively, to express one's disgust)

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