Dictionary.com

ecchi

or et·chi

[ ech-ee ]
/ ˈɛtʃ i /
Save This Word!

adjective

noting or pertaining to a subgenre of Japanese manga, anime, computer games, etc., characterized by light, playful sexual themes and imagery.

noun

such themes, imagery, or works; soft porn.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Compare hentai.

Origin of ecchi

From the Japanese pronunciation of the letter ‘h’, the first letter of hentai
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
See Today's Synonym