I recently encountered the suffix っちょ after a noun in a manga. According to Jisho, it is a suffix used after a noun or the root of an adjective and which means "person who is/thing that is".

Since it is the first time I encounter this suffix, I would like to know how common it is and what kind of nuance it adds. How formal is it? Also, is it regional or used everywhere in Japan? Thank you!

  • Is it possible to include the manga phrase and context?
    – Jack Bosma
    Sep 26 '19 at 20:25

This is a suffix similar in purpose to English -ling or -ie, but it attaches to only a few words. Perhaps words understood by the general public are only 先っちょ, 横っちょ and 太っちょ. Some dictionaries also list 尼っちょ and ちびっちょ as examples, but I have never heard them. It may also appear in someone's nicknames (can be derogatory; a recent example is ホラッチョ). It is not used in formal writings.

  • ガキンチョ!,,,,,,,,,, Sep 27 '19 at 3:19
  • おお、確かに!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    – naruto
    Sep 27 '19 at 4:21
  • @DariusJahandarie What is ガキンチョ?
    – Marco
    Oct 17 '19 at 10:45

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