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Definition of an otaku


  • obsessed fan of Japanese animation. From Japanese.
    Did you go to the otaku convention?

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Tom S. from Philadelphia, PA, USA on Apr 30 1998.


  • to be excessively nerdy, anti-social, unpopular comes from Japanese word meaning "house." Probably coined because of a nerd's habit of never leaving his/her house
    Brian will never have a girlfriend, he's too much of an otaku.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Tony F. from Ann Arbor, MI, USA on Feb 21 2005.

  • a Japanese word used to describe a person obsessed with a certain thing. (usually used for manga or anime)
    She's a complete otaku; she's always reading manga!
    My dad is a sports otaku, he goes to every game.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Prillac on Jun 07 2010.

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