K-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Korean.[1]

Prefix[edit]

K-

  1. Korean; used to denote nouns relating to the (popular) culture of South Korea.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K-, comb. form”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, September 2021.

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English K-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?kei
Revised Romanization (translit.)?kei
McCune–Reischauer?k'ei
Yale Romanization?kheyi

Prefix[edit]

K- (kei)

  1. Used to refer South Korean things or culture that have become popular abroad, especially by government and media for promotional purposes. Usually attached to English loans.
  2. (sarcastic, neologism, Internet slang) Used ironically to refer to something undesirable about South Korea. [since 2020]