奥さん

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おく
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 奥様 (おくさま) (okusama); equivalent to  (おく) (oku) +‎ さん.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

奥さん (hiragana おくさん, rōmaji okusan)

  1. (honorific) wife (referring to someone else's wife, not one's own)
  2. married woman

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9