kuudere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese クーデレ (kūdere), a portmanteau of クール (kūru, calm), from English cool, and デレデレ (dere-dere, to become lovey-dovey, infatuated, lovestruck).[1]

Noun[edit]

kuudere (plural kuuderes)

  1. (manga) A character archetype considered cold hearted and indifferent, but not showing their true colors.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Tsundere, Yandere, Kuudere, Dandere - Meaning”, in Japanese with Anime[1], 21 July 2016, Kuudere クーデレ