[][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.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[][いぬ] 負け犬 まけいぬ

Contained Kanji Breakdown

defeat, negative, - (3rd)
  • knife, wrapping enclosure(勹) variant
  • shellfish(1st)
    • eye, class, look(1st)
    • eight, eight radical (no. 12)(1st)
dog, dog radical (no. 94) (1st)
  • large, big(1st)
    • one, one radical (no.1)(1st)
    • person(1st)
  • dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)