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English definition[edit]

This part was edited in and reverted yesterday:

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Alternative spellings

From Japanese 萌え, literally "budding", as with a plant

  • IPA(key): /mo'e/ invalid IPA characters ('), replace ' with ˈ

moe (uncountable)

  1. (slang) fetish for or love for characters in video games or anime and manga.

Connel MacKenzie gave this explanation on my talk page:

Wikipedia content can come via the transwiki process (i.e. tag an article over there with {{dict}}. Once here, it would need to go at the correct spelling not a random spelling reduction. If accepted here, it would need to pass our criteria, which in essence means that when it is listed on requests for verification it would need three print citations showing the word in use.

I don't really agree to this, though. The Transwiki process seems to be for Wikipedia articles that you think would belong here rather than on Wikipedia, which is obviously not the case; it's a complete article that fits there finely. What I copied was only the definition given there, and the pronunciation and Japanese origin and whatnot.

As for the correct spelling, I do believe this one is the official transliteration into our alphabet. Wikipedia has accepted it as such, anyway.

As for the three citations, if web content counts, a number of sources is mentioned there too. Three of them are [1], [2] and [3]. Fyrius 11:28, 25 January 2008 (UTC)


How can [mo.e] be valid, does English even use [o]? Mglovesfun (talk) 11:30, 12 June 2011 (UTC)


See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011. - -sche (discuss) 23:44, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: June–November 2011[edit]

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Interjection "used to accuse someone of being a moekko" (whatever that is). Really English? And really an interjection? (Saying "Idiot!" or "Pervert!" is using a noun for example, not an intj.) Equinox 21:03, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Failed RFV. Removing intj. Equinox 18:50, 13 November 2011 (UTC)