rude slang A young woman who is single and disinterested in being in a romantic or sexual relationship. The phrase is a calque (loan translation) from the Japanese term 「干物女」 (himono onna). I don't care if people think I'm a dried-fish woman—I refuse to date just because society thinks I should.
See also: woman
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