黒歴史

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Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
くろ
Grade: 2
れき
Grade: 5

Grade: 5
kun’yomi on’yomi
Alternative spelling
黑歷史 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

(kuro, black) +‎ 歴史 (rekishi, history). Originally, this term was used in Turn A Gundam, a Japanese animation, and referred to a fictional past great war.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kɯ̟ᵝɾo̞ɾe̞kʲiɕi]

Noun[edit]

(くろ)(れき)() (kurorekishi

  1. (Internet slang, especially anime and manga fandom) events or things from the past which one wants to whitewash/erase from history (due to it being embarrassing, poorly received, etc.); dark past

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