Kaiju meaning

A giant monster, particularly such as those common to Japanese science fiction films, like Godzilla or Gamera. Short for 大怪獣 (giant kaiju).
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Origin of kaiju

  • From Japanese 怪獣 (かいじゅう, kaijū), from Middle Chinese (kwɛ̀j, “strange, fantastic”) +‎ (ʃùw, “beast”) (compare Mandarin 怪兽 (guàishòu)).

    From Wiktionary