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When neko ears appear in anime is a way of expressing cuteness and cat like actions which are usually mischievous and stuff, so to express that in anime they put cat ears on the characters.

Its also a popular fashion choice in japan, and in the western culture people who wear them wear them as a way of

expressing their cat like personalities. People who wear cat ears will often say "nya" and make their hands into fists.

Being a neko is not a furry fetish, instead it is more of an extension of someones personality.
"That girl wears cat ears every day, is she some kinda furry?"
"No, she is just a neko, shes very cute"
"they really do suit her"
by reallifeneko March 16, 2013
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Japanese for "cat"
things dealing with cats including the whole half-cat/half-human thing
Use your imagination.
Neko ga oishii desu yo.
"Cats are delicious!"
by Thine Mother November 29, 2003
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1. the basic Japanese noun for "cat."

2. Japanese slang for the "bottom" in a homosexual relationship. The claim that it is derived from the word for "cat" is a folk etymology; the true origin of the word is unknown, but it might be related to the Japanese verbs "neru" (寝る: to lie down, to lie supine; to go to bed, to go to sleep)/"nekaseru" (寝かせる: to put someone to bed, to lay somebody down) or the noun "nekko" (根っこ: the base of a tree, the roots around the bottom of a tree). It is the counterpart of "tachi" (タチ: the "top"), which might be related to Japanese "tachi" (太刀: a Japanese long sword) or "tachi" (立ち: standing (up), the state of being erect).
1. kawaii neko desu ne. ("That's a cute cat, amirite?")

2. kawaii neko desu ne. ("That's a cute bottom boy, amirite?")
by nek0mimi December 01, 2009
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Japanese literal meaning for "cat".
"I want to buy a neko for a pet."
by Dave April 19, 2004
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1) Japanese for a house cat
2) In Japanese manga, a part human, part cat; Nekos usually are human in appearance, but have cat ears and a tail, as well as exhibiting cat-like things (like cleaning), but are fully furry in some mangas; also called catgirl
1) Suzuki-San! Did you feed the neko today?
2) Capcom's main neko character is Felicia.
by Kingsmind October 09, 2006
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"Neko" is sometimes refferred to by the otakus to anme cat girls, but to the normal, it's just "cat".
by nikkan_hanil January 15, 2004
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Person 1:Im gonna get a neko today

Person 2:Whats a neko

Person 1:It is cat in Japanese
by DaMlgEevee64 DME360 April 04, 2017
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