weeaboo

weeaboo

slang A non-Japanese person with a very strong, perhaps obsessive, interest in Japanese culture. The term gained popularity on the forum 4chan. Not every manga fan is a weeaboo, OK?
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A 'weeb' or 'weeaboo' is a person who is not Japanese but wants to be Japanese and is obsessed with Japanese culture.
More extreme fans became branded as Japanophiles, Wapanese ("Wannabe Japanese"), or Weeaboos (slang for Wapanese) in the same derogatory fashion as fans of Star Trek had been branded "Trekkies." Both fan groups have now claimed these derogatory terms as their own positive names for themselves.