情婦

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See also: 情妇

Chinese[edit]

 
feeling; emotion; passion
feeling; emotion; passion; situation
woman
trad. (情婦)
simp. (情妇)

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情婦

  1. mistress; paramour; the other woman

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
じょう
Grade: 5

Grade: 5
goon kan’yōon

Etymology[edit]

First cited to the early 1900s.[1]

Probably ultimately from Middle Chinese compound 情婦 (MC d͡ziᴇŋ bɨuX). Compare modern Mandarin 情婦情妇 (qíngfù).

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Noun[edit]

(じょう)() (jōfu

  1. (dated) a female lover, a female fling, a mistress

Usage notes[edit]

Specifically refers to an extramarital female lover.[1]

Somewhat dated overtones. Often used to refer to a criminal's or player's lover;[1] compare English moll.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN