痴漢

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See also: 痴汉

Chinese[edit]

 
imbecile; sentimental; stupid
imbecile; sentimental; stupid; foolish; silly
Chinese; name of a dynasty; man
trad. (痴漢/癡漢) /
simp. (痴汉)

Pronunciation[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

Attestable in the Sui and Tang dynasties in the 北史 (Běishǐ, “History of the Northern Dynasties”), and in the Ming dynasty novels 西遊記西游记 (Xīyóujì, “Journey to the West”) and 金瓶梅 (Jīnpíngméi, “The Plum in the Golden Vase”).

Noun[edit]

痴漢

  1. (derogatory, literary) fool; idiot

Etymology 2[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from Japanese ()(かん) (chikan).

Noun[edit]

痴漢

  1. (male) groper; (male) pervert; (male) sexual harasser

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term

Grade: S
かん
Grade: 3
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
癡漢 (kyūjitai)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(かん) (chikan

  1. (male) pervert; molester; masher
  2. (male) fool; idiot
  3. sexual harassment of a woman by a man

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

()(かん)する (chikan surusuru (stem ()(かん) (chikan shi), past ()(かん)した (chikan shita))

  1. of a man, to sexually harass a woman
    (まん)(いん)(でん)(しゃ)()(かん)された
    man'in densha de chikan sareta
    was sexually harassed in a packed train

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN