妓女

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Chinese[edit]

prostitute female; woman; daughter
simp. and trad.
(妓女)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

妓女

  1. (pejorative) female prostitute
  2. a female performer (particularly in the court entertainments of China's dynastic period)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
じょ
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

/gidyo/ → /gizyo/ [gidʑo].

Noun[edit]

妓女 (hiragana ぎじょ, rōmaji gijo, historical hiragana ぎぢょ)

  1. a female prostitute