社畜

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
しゃ
Grade: 2
ちく
Grade: S
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 会社 (kaisha, company) + 家畜 (kachiku, livestock), or (sha, company) + (chiku, livestock). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Said to have been conceived by Satoshi Azuchi, novelist and chairman of the Japan Supermarket Association, and popularized by the journalist Makoto Sataka.

Noun[edit]

社畜 (hiragana しゃちく, rōmaji shachiku)

  1. An employee who is completely subservient to their company, never complaining about overwork or any other issues; a corporate slave.