Definitions

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  • n. Any act of public molestation or offense, usually of a sexual nature, against unsuspecting victims. Also refers to the perpetrator of such acts.
  • n. A person, usually a man, that rubs against or gropes others, usually women, in crowds, often in trains, to attain sexual pleasure.

Etymologies

Japanese. (痴漢) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So one must truly wonder what is happening to Japanese culture where gangs of gropers (known as chikan, the term meaning groping, touching, rubbing and illicit photo taking) stalk trains to inappropriately touch women.

    Japanese Gropers: Molestation Hits a New Low « Colleen Anderson

  • Holding the Wiimote and nunchuck you can control your on-screen commuter's hands to slap away newspapers, though if a woman happens to be standing in front of you, the player must adjust his pose so his hands are at all times visible for fear of being accused a groper, "chikan!"

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The problem of chikan, or molesters, is getting worse, and more railways throughout the country are running women-only cars.

    Japan train story » Japundit Blog

  • What they chikan should learn is that if they try to pull something like that, they will get caught and dealt with, maybe by just the woman herself or by the authorities.

    Perverts force Tokyoites to modify commuting habits » Japundit Blog

  • P ralochna showcases Manju Jalota's collection called Alankrit that is well known for its chikan work.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • It is of interest to note that thanks to the efforts of Manju Jalota to promote their handicraft, many craftswomen who have been doing chikan work for generations in U. P live more dignified and empowered lives.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Bengal cottons, Kota cottons, chiffon with chikan work are available too.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • "I buy chikan work and printed patolas and then have my tailor stitch it according to designs I like from fashion magazines."

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Reasons given for preferring trousers varied from "because it's cold" to "as a precaution against chikan."

    AnimeBlogger.net Antenna

  • The exhibition also has a large collection of handlooms from many States, including chanderi silk from Madhya Pradesh, Lucknowi chikan work and Punjabi phulkari embroidery.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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  • Yikes. Interesting, AZ.

    March 29, 2007

  • "Chikan (痴漢, �?カン, or �?��?�ん) is a Japanese term meaning "molester" or "pervert." The term is frequently used to describe people, who take advantage of the crowded conditions on the public transit systems to touch people, primarily females, sexually."

    March 29, 2007