Japanese for "zealot" or "fanatic". Most common with those who are fanatics of popular (dubbed) anime shows. It is also used to describe said fanatics who go to the point of imitating EVERYTHING that relates to Japanese culture.
When going to college, beware of the otaku nerds who will rant about which episode of Pokemon or Dragonball-Z was better.
by AYB February 10, 2003
1. An American term that is used to denote a zealous fan, usually of anime,manga and video games.

2. Refers to someone who has a devotion to a subject or hobby (not necessarily anime) to the point of not leaving home.

3. Some one who social skills have atrophied or never even developed, due to their manic involvement in their chosen fandom.
That kid is so Øtakü. He won't leave the basement unless it's to eat.
by morepowerr January 10, 2008
anyone who don't like to go out have fun,instead,he or she spend time at home doing stuff like watching TV,surfing online. In other words,indoor people.
Yang is really a Otaku boy,he even spends his spare time at home instead of having fun outside the house.
by hmmbmm April 09, 2010
A person, mainly a fat American girl, that loves anime/manga and a few Visual Kei bands such as Dir En Grey and An Cafe(possibly the only bands they know). Someone who thinks that just because they watch anime, eat very few Japanese food(pocky snacks also) and know the word "kawaii", they are also Japanese, despite how terrible they look. Someone who can't use chopsticks for shit but uses it anyway. Someone who eats cereal with a Chinese spoon and save Ramune bottles. A very ignorant person indeed.
Otaku: "THAT'S SUCH A KAWAII HELLO KITTY PURSE! Can I glomp you?!"
Me: "Stfu,gtfo."
Me:"Here's a true fact: The Japanese HATE you...."
by jesscookie February 17, 2009
Someone who believes they are Japanese, despite knowing only about four words of the language. Often reuses the same words over and over within the same sentence.
omg neko-chan THAT IS SOOO KAWAIIIII! ^____^ BAKA BAKA
by AndyAML February 10, 2004
Anime FANBOYS AND FANGIRLS WHO KEEP ON USING THE DEROGATIVE TERM "JAP" to mean Japanese.
by Anonymous September 13, 2003
A female who is, in one manner or another, completely obsessed with anime, manga, and generally all things having to do with japan. They generally focus on these things to the exclusion of all else, including getting laid.
Back away, I am an Otaku and will pwn you with my bento! >.**
by Tess teh amazing and great December 25, 2010

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