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막장

Noun

Pronunciation

makjang

Definition (meaning)

  1. life that has no dream, no wish, no money, no…
  2. person who is living with no dream, no wish, no money, no…
  • originally, 막장 means a blind end in a mine gallery. There isn't any gold in there, so this word has used to express a situation with no dream.

Definition by other languages

꿈도 희망도 아무것도 없는 인생. 또는 그런 인생을 살아가는 사람. 원래 막장은 갱도의 마지막 끝을 의미하는데, 더이상 캐낼 석탄이 없어 희망이 없다는 뜻에서 파생된 속어이다.

Similar words by other languages

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First Known Use

Since 1970s

Taboo level (Level 1~5, Higher is more disapproved)

level 1 : Allowed in public TV

Examples

이런 막장인생을 살아봐야 뭐하나? 자살이나 해야 겠다.

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