押忍

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S
Irregular

Etymology[edit]

A contraction of おはようございます (ohayō gozaimasu, good morning, also said when first meeting a commonly-met acquaintance for the first time that day). First used in the Budo Senmon Gakko, later among other martial artists.[1]

The kanji spelling is an example of ateji (当て字).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

押忍 (hiragana おっす, rōmaji ossu)

  1. hey, yo!
  2. yes sir!

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg 押忍 on the Japanese Wikipedia.Wikipedia ja