A Japanese word whose primary meaning is "fool," "idiot," "moron," "stupid person," etc. It is roughly synonymous with the word "aho," although the severity of the two words differs: in western Japan (including Osaka), "aho" is gentler and can be used affectionately or as gentle ribbing, while "baka" is a serious insult; in eastern Japan (including Tokyo), the situation is exactly the reverse.
"Baka" is a common element of Japanglish, perhaps because its meaning and the emphasis given in speech make it easy to pick out in anime. "Aho" is less common.
(Actual Japanese usage):
"Nani, baka na koto yuuten nen?"
("What kinda goddamn idiocy are you spouting?")
"Amy you baka! I wanted the hentai t-shirt, not the yaoi one!"
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