Main Entry:  hikikomori
Part of Speech:  n, adj
Definition:  a state or condition of acute social withdrawal, esp. among adolescents or young adults; an extreme introvert
Example:  A majority of people experiencing hikikomori are male.
Etymology:  2000; Jap. 'pulling away'
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