小僧

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
そう > ぞう
Grade: S
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

From (ko, "small," "little") + (, "bonze," "Buddhist monk")

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

小僧 ‎(hiragana こぞう, romaji kozō)

  1. priestling, young Buddhist priest
  2. servant boy in a merchant house (now obsolete)
  3. kid, brat, youngster

Synonyms[edit]

  • (youngster): 坊主 ‎(ぼうず, bōzu)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3