背広

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
ひろ > びろ
Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
背廣 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, but thought to be related to English civil clothes, Savile Row, or Cheviot.

The kanji are ateji (当て字); they literally mean "back" + "wide" ("wide-backed").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

()(びろ) (sebiro

  1. a business suit

Descendants[edit]

  • Min Nan: 西米羅西米罗

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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