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- Used By: Japanese, weeaboos
The term otaku was originally a honorific pronoun, but is now mainly used to describe a socially awkward and creepy person who has an abnormal obsession with a particular hobby. The word is insulting and means that you do not wish to associate yourself with this person. Western weeaboos sometimes call themselves otaku, blind (or knowing about but not caring about) to the very negative connotation the word actually has (the word doesn't have the same connotation in the west, after all). It is still the nerdiest way to call oneself a nerd. There's nothing geek chic about otaku.
- "I love kawaii manga and am a real otaku! Baka baka desu~"
- "He called me otaku and I suddenly felt so ashamed of myself."