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Definition (meaning)

  1. a stupid person who is easy to be deceived by others.
  2. a stupid person who buys something far more expensive than others do. similar word is 호갱

Literally, '호(ho)' means a tiger, and '구(gu)' means a mouth. In Go game, the term, 'tiger's mouth,' is used for the point dangerous obviously. So, if a player set his stone in tiger's mouth without any caution, he would be laughed as 'hogu.'


e.g.호구같이 이걸 100만원이나 주고 사왔냐?

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

  • 1) 남들에게 잘 속는 멍청한 사람 2)같은 물건을 남들보다 훨씬 비싸게 사오는 멍청한 사람. 유사단어로 호갱이 있다.(korean)


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