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Sunday, April 1, 2018

bokukko ボクっ娘

In Japanese, bokukko ボクっ娘 means a girl that uses boku, a masculine first person pronoun.

It's also spelled bokukko 僕っ娘, ボクっ子, or 僕っ子. Also called boku-shoujo ボク少女, or 僕少女, "boku girl."


The word bokukko is a portmanteau of boku 僕 and ko, "child," spelled with the kanji for "daughter," musume, which then means "girl," ko 娘. Various terms for types of girls follow this same pattern, like orekko オレっ娘, a girl that uses ore instead..

See ~kko ~っ娘 for details.

In general, girls don't use boku in real life. It's more something that anime characters use.

Although some female characters that use boku are tomboyish, more often than not the pronoun is just a random quirk and doesn't mean anything in particular.

  • In Darling in The Franxx, ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス, Zero Two ゼロツー uses boku.
  • In DanMachi ダンまち, Hestia ヘスティア uses boku.
チン キン チン キョウン キン ドスッ おい!!ボクに何か用があるのか? ギクッ あ、いや その・・・
Manga: Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Ken'ichi 史上最強の弟子ケンイチ (Chapter 7, 梁山泊)
  • Context: Kousaka Shigure 香坂しぐれ, a ninja-esque swords and weapons master, practices the fine art of cutting blades with a blade.
  • chi, kin, chin, kyoun, kin
    チン キン チン キョウン キン
    *sound effect of blades being cut.*
  • dosu'
    *sound effect for blade falling in the tatami floor.*
  • oi!! boku ni nani ka you ga aru no ka?
    Hey!! Do [you] have any business with me?
  • giku'
  • a, iya, sono...
    あ、いや その・・・
    Ah, erm, that is...
    • All these three words are interjections.

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