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Definition (meaning)

  • a bad person who is revealed one's true colors constantly.
  • When you met him first, you thought him a good guy. But later, you realized one of his crimes. And you realized another his crime. And you realized another one again. And so on.. In this case, we can call him '양파'.
  • originally, 양파 means an onion. this slang word uses metaphorically the truth that your eyes more hurts while onions are peeled their skins over and over again.

Definition by other languages

계속해서 나쁜짓이 들어나는 사악한 사람을 뜻하는 단어. 양파가 까면 깔수록 더욱 눈이 매워지는것에 비유한 말이다.

First Known Use

Since very long time ago.

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

level 1 : Allowed in public TV for kids


처음엔 좋아보였던 그사람은 알면 알수록 본색이 들어나는 양파와 같은 사람이었다.




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