Wakashu definition

(archaic) A boy after early childhood but before his coming-of-age ceremony.
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A role in kabuki traditionally played by a boy of this age category.
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The soldiers of the oyabun, they perform the tasks that the oyabun gives them without hesitation. (From the Japanese Yakuza hierarchy)
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Origin of wakashu

  • Japanese 若衆 (“young person”).

    From Wiktionary