親父

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: 2

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Noun[edit]

親父 ‎(hiragana おやじ, romaji oyaji)

  1. old man
  2. father

Usage notes[edit]

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

Word is relatively masculine in usage; a woman is unlikely to use it to refer to her own father.

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