親母

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

Noun[edit]

親母 (hiragana おやは, romaji oyaha, alternative reading おふくろ, romaji ofukuro)

  1. old woman
  2. mother

Usage notes[edit]

Similar to English usage of old woman, meaning both "an unrelated older woman" and "one’s own mother."

Word is relatively masculine in usage; a man is likely to use it to refer to his own mother.

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