宅女

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Chinese[edit]

residence female; woman; daughter
simp. and trad.
(宅女)

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

宅女

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • 宅女 is a relatively recent addition to Mandarin. The original intended meaning reflected the derrogatory 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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