Doji(どじ – Stupid/Idiot)


  • Doji

    どじ


    I am probably a person called ‘doji‘ (どじ).
    恐らく私は「どじ」です。

    Doji means a stupid mistake or a person who often makes such a mistake.
    「どじ」とは、間の抜けた失敗や、そのような失敗をする人を指す言葉です。

    Its etymology has not been obvious yet, but there are various theories as follows:
    正確なことはわかっていませんが、「どじ」の語源は以下のように諸説あります。

    A theory says that it comes from ‘donchi‘ (鈍遅), which means that something is slow and dull.
    遅くて鈍いことを意味する「鈍遅(どんち/どぢ)」が変化したという説。

    A theory says that it comes from ‘tochiru‘ (とちる), which means to make a mistake.
    失敗することを意味する「とちる」が変化したという説。

    A theory says that it is short for ‘tochimenbou‘ (とちめんぼう), which means to panic.
    あわてるという意味の「とちめんぼう」を略したという説。

    A theory says that it is short for ‘dochiguchi‘ (どちぐち), which means that something is vague.
    はっきりしないさまを意味する「どちぐち」を略したという説。

    Incidentally, this term is similar to ‘manuke‘ (間抜け – stupid) and ‘bonkura‘ (ぼんくら – Idiot) that I introduced before.
    この言葉は、以前紹介した「間抜け」や「ぼんくら」という言葉と似ています。

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