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갑질

Noun

갑질하다(gabjil-hada) - verb

Pronunciation

gabjil

Definition (meaning)

  • boss someone around
  • tyrannical behavior which is made by stupid rich people.
  • Stupid rich people who only worship just money do some tyrannical behaviors to poor people. This word is related to this kind of issue.
  • 갑질 came from a document of legal contract. Literally, 갑(甲) is someone who makes a contract with some advantage and have right to order to someone. On the contrary 을(ueol) is someone who is subjected to 갑's order on the contract.질 is post-fix which means “activity or doing”. These days, the meaning of 갑 is expanded and is used to indicate someone who has advantages in general situation.
  • 땅콩항공 issue is a good example about 갑질.

e.g. 그 양반이 자꾸 나한테 돈좀 더 달라고 갑질하더라구.

Definition in other languages (意思 / significado / परिभाषा / 意味 / Bedeutung / définition / 뜻)

  • 우월한 위치에 있는 사람이 아랫사람에게 비합리적인 요구를 강요하거나 으시대는 행위.(Korean)

Discussion

Margareth, 2018/05/01 13:01
Wow, this was a very good explanation! I liked how you broked down each word and put the hanja meaning there too! Thank you!!
openslang, 2018/05/01 14:54
You're welcome. I have made the definition more perfect. Check it out :)
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