Definitions

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  • n. the game of Rock Paper Scissors

Etymologies

From Japanese じゃんけん janken (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The meeting includes '' janken '' rock-paper-scissors play equivalent to tossing a coin to decide the winner in a game held in a dance training room of the '' kemban '' or geisha control office.

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • (500pts - Studio Zan) - A mini-game collection centred around the classic game of rock-paper-scissors, which is known as "janken" in Japan. 1-4 player support and choice of five different games ranging from cards to whack-a-mole.

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  • There was even an intense battle for one auction item -- I think it was one of Tiptree's mother's books -- culminating in a traditional Japanese janken death match!

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  • September 6, 2009 at 9:39 pm saisho gu, janken poi!

    Rock, paper, - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • For some random reason, Miya proposes playing "piggyback janken" and Junichi has to carry Sae on his back, feeling her boobs, and making her cry (in order to practice, of course!) "glamorous body!"

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  • Ito sukashi dairi Hamamatsu, adj. itzebu dai-sho hanami jaburan dai-sho-no-soroimono hanamichi janken hanashika jigotai dan haniwa jimigaki daruma haori jingu do happi-coat jinja dojo harai goshi jinkai senjitsu dotaku hara-kiri jinricksha emakimono hashigakari jinrikisha Eta Hashimoto's jinriksha fuchi hatamoto jito fugu hayashi jiu-jitsu fuji hechima Jodo Fukuoka, adj.

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