otaku

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese オタク(otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅(otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).
Always derogatory when used in Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /əʊˈtɑːkuː/, [əʊ̯ˈtʰɑːkʰuː]
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊˈtɑku/, [o̞ʊ̯ˈtʰɑkʰu]
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Noun[edit]

otaku ‎(plural otakus)

  1. (fandom slang) One with an obsessive interest in something, particularly anime or manga.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in 1992: from Japanese オタク(otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅(otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /oˈta.ku/, [oˈt̪äːku]
  • Hyphenation: o‧tà‧ku

Noun[edit]

otaku m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. (fandom slang) otaku (one with an obsessive interest in something such as anime or manga)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

otaku

  1. Rōmaji transcription of おたく
  2. Rōmaji transcription of オタク

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese オタク(otaku, nerd, geek), from お宅(otaku, honorific for “you”), originally the honorific version of (taku, home).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /oˈtaku/, [oˈt̪aku]
  • Hyphenation: o‧ta‧ku

Noun[edit]

otaku m, f ‎(plural otakus)

  1. (fandom slang) otaku (one with an obsessive interest in something such as anime or manga)