宅女

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Chinese[edit]

residence female; woman; daughter
simp. and trad.
(宅女)
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Etymology[edit]

(zhái), from Japanese お宅 (otaku) + (, “woman”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

宅女

  1. (neologism, slang) (female) nerd; homebody

Usage notes[edit]

The original intended meaning of this word in Chinese reflected the derogatory nature of the original Japanese word. However, many women have begun to use 宅女 in a self-deprecating or slightly humorous way when referring to themselves.

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