Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

若衆

Kana Reading
わかしゅ, わかしゅう
Romaji
wakashu, wakashū
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    young man (in the Edo period, esp. one with forelocks who has not yet had his coming-of-age ceremony)
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    young male prostitute; young kabuki actor (who may also act as a homosexual prostitute)
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    younger partner in a homosexual relationship

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