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hentai

[ hen-tahy ]
/ ˈhɛn taɪ /
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adjective

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

noun

such themes, imagery, or works; hard porn.

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Origin of hentai

1990–95; <Japanese: literally, perverted, a pervert
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