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a meganekko


Borrowed from Japanese 眼鏡っ娘 (meganekko), from 眼鏡 (megane, glasses) + (ko, girl).


meganekko (plural meganekko)

  1. (Japanese media) A female fictional character whose charm or attractiveness derives largely from wearing glasses.
    • 2004 November 29, Rob Kelk, “Re: Anime genres? (was Re: Anime that every fan should watch?)”, in rec.arts.anime.misc[1] (Usenet):
      Oh... Then I've have to find somebody who's be willing to get me a less-than-full-body shot of her, like the ones I have of five other meganekko who wear pince-nez: []
    • 2006 May 2, The Eternal Lost Lurker [username], “Just started Haruhi...”, in rec.arts.anime.misc[2] (Usenet):
      Anyway, so far, really, my favourite character is Yuki. Bonus points when we find out in the second episode she's a meganekko.
    • 2012, Dani Cavallaro, Kyoto Animation: A Critical Study and Filmography[3], McFarland & Company, →ISBN, page 126:
      Airheaded and delectably gauche, Miyuki stands out as a classic incarnation of the meganekko— namely, as noted, the moe type whose charm derives largely from the wearing of glasses—while also appearing to have a soothing effect on those around her by virtue of her sheer presence.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:meganekko.




  1. Rōmaji transcription of メガネっこ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of めがねっこ