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Definition (meaning)

  • 엄친아 is an acronym of 엄마 친구 아들(means son of my mom's friend). 엄친아 means a very very perfect person. He or she has much money, high salary job, high educated, a luxury car, and is also very handsome or beautiful.
  • Usually, Koreans tend to compare themselves to other people. They think that they have to get more things than others do. Likewise, moms compare their sons or daughters to other moms'. So, sons often listen the story about other son's success. That's why the word like 엄친아 has made.

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First Known Use

Since 2010

Taboo level

level 1 : Allowed in public TV


철수 그놈 완전 엄친아같은데?



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