Ecchi meaning

(of Japanese animation) Erotic, lascivious, lewd, naughty, sexy, suggestive.
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(uncountable) A genre, especially of anime and manga, featuring playful, tongue-in-cheek usage of sexualized imagery and situations such as double entendre or flirtation, while remaining non-pornographic. Often used to differentiate from hentai which features overt sexual themes.
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(uncountable, usage chiefly western) Blanket term used to describe such media.

The manga fan was disturbingly proud of his extensive ecchi collection.

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(rare, countable, chiefly proscribed by fandom slang) A situation within a story, especially anime and manga, which ventures into the ecchi genre.

A moment of ecchi for comic relief in an otherwise serious story.

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Origin of ecchi

  • From Japanese エッチ, from English aitch, the pronounced form of H, used to refer to the word hentai. Loosely translated as "mild offense" or "naughty".

    From Wiktionary