What is the meaning of バ~ロ~? I am watching a Japanese TV drama and the word" バ~ロ~" is translated in the subtitles as "idiot" but I want to know the exact word. I checked it on the internet but I didn't find it.

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    It should sound very familiar to anime watchers: 'バーローとは、馬鹿野郎の短縮形である。江戸弁の一つ。「馬鹿野郎」→「ばかやろう」→「ばあろう」→「バーロー」 ' dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E3%83%90%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AD%E3%83%BC
    – sundowner
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 14:37

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It’s not a censored form of ばかやろう like a comment on the question originally suggested — it’s a slurred/roughly spoken form of it.

  • Comment removed. I was never sure how offensive that word is. The translation in my dictionary is rather rude. But then, Japanese doesn't have swear words in the sense that English does so... Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 14:51

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