いぬ

noun

  1. dejected loser, dog that has lost a fight (with its tail between its legs).
  2. unmarried woman (with no children) over the age of 30. Slang, derogatory.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
いぬ 負け犬 まけいぬ

Contained Kanji Breakdown

defeat, negative, -
ま.ける お.う フ (3rd, N3)
shellfish
かい バイ (1st, N2)
eye, class, look
め モク ま- (1st, N4)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ はっ や (1st, N5)
dog
いぬ ケン (1st, N4)
large, big
ダイ おお- うふ (1st, N5)
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
person
ニン ひと ジン (1st, N5)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)