乙男

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おと
Grade: S
めん
Grade: 1
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

Blend of 乙女 ‎(otome, young girl) +‎ メンズ ‎(men's, from English men's, apparently used here loosely and facetiously to refer to “a man”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
  • IPA(key): [o̞to̞mẽ̞ɴ]

Noun[edit]

乙男 ‎(hiragana おとめん, romaji otomen)

  1. a man with the sensitive feelings of a girl
  2. (pejorative) a girly boy

See also[edit]