八百長

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

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ちょう
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Etymology[edit]

Said to derive from 八百長 (やおちょう) (Yaochō), the nickname of a  () () () (yaoya, green grocer) named 長兵衛 (ちょうべえ) (Chōbē) who was suspected of intentionally losing go games.

Noun[edit]

八百長 (hiragana やおちょう, rōmaji yaochō)

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  1. (sports) match fixing; collusion to pre-determine the outcome of a game or match, usually for gambling purposes

Verb[edit]

八百長する (suru conjugation, hiragana やおちょうする, rōmaji yaochō suru)

  1. (sports) to fix a match; to rig an outcome

Conjugation[edit]