[ bah-shaw ]
/ bɑˈʃɔ /
Basho Matsuo, 1644?–94, Japanese poet.
These Japanese Slang Terms Are “Maji” AmazingIf you love reading the haiku of Basho, dream of socializing in a Tokyo sushi restaurant, or want to sound like a character from a Murakami novel, here are some bits of slang to help you take your first steps into the glorious Japanese language.
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British Dictionary definitions for basho (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbæʃəʊ) /
noun plural basho
a grand tournament in sumo wrestling
Word Origin for basho
C20: from Japanese
British Dictionary definitions for basho (2 of 2)
/ (bɑːˈʃɔː) /
full name Matsuo Basho, originally Matsuo Munefusa . 1644–94, Japanese poet and travel writer, noted esp for his haiku
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