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낙동강 오리알

Noun

Pronunciation

nakdongang orial

Definition (meaning)

  • a straggler
  • a person who is dropped out during competition
  • This word is made in Korean War era - 1950s, South Korean soldiers mocked North Korean soldiers as 낙동강 오리알. Literally, 낙동강 means the river located in Pusan and 오리알 means a duck's egg.

e.g. 취업에 실패한 철수는 결국 낙동강 오리알 신세를 면치 못했다.

Definition by other languages

대세에 뒤쳐진 낙오자를 의미하는 단어, 과거 한국전쟁때 남한 병사들이 북한 병사들을 낙동강 오리알이라고 조롱한것에 기원한다.(Korean)

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