Atama Dekkachi (頭でっかち – Brain Trust)

  • Atama Dekkachi


    A person who states only knowledge and reasoning but does not take action is called atama dekkachi (頭でっかち) in Japanese.

    Atama (頭) means “head,” and it is thought that dekkachi (でっかち) came from dekai/dekkai (でかい/でっかい), which means “big.”
    「頭」は “head”、「でっかち」は “big” を意味する「でかい」が変化したものであると考えることができます。

    The literal meaning of atama dekkachi is “big head,” and this term is sometimes used in the literal meaning, but it is usually used in the meaning introduced above.

    Incidentally, the word dekkachi is rarely used outside of the phrase atama dekkachi.

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