Meaning

Primary

Coward

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You learned that 抜ける is "to fall out." If your waist falls out, you can't remain standing. You have to curl up on the ground, like a coward.

Reading

こしぬけ
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This word uses the kun'yomi readings for both kanji, which you've learned already. Go you!

Context

Context Sentences

管理職に昇進する前に辞職する腰抜け社員が多すぎる。

There are too many coward employees who resign before being promoted to management.

Kanji Composition