Definitions

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  • n. A subculture of conspicuous consumption among young women in urban Japan, typified by dyed hair, artificial suntan, platform boots, miniskirts, and expensive accessories.
  • n. A member of this subculture.

Etymologies

Japanese コギャル (kogyaru), of disputed origin, apparently influenced by English gal. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Also, "Lubna" looked more to me like a kogal/ganguro/manba type--and if you don't know what those are, do a google image search.

    Otherwise Engaged

  • There's fun to be had, even with Anzu looking a bit like a kogal with her tan, but all attention turns to Aoi when they see her picture is of her parents working.

    Mania News Feed

  • A great new magazine from J-List, available by monthly revolving "reserve subscription," this is Egg, a Japanese magazine of youthful kogal fashion and style, filled with lovely fashion photos of Tokyo's charming kogals.

    Recently updated products at JBOX.com

  • Most likely in Saitama some over made up, big hair, short skirt kogal type.

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • A guy seems to be begging for money while a kogal ponders what taco she wants.

    Anime Nano!

  • This is Egg, a Japanese magazine of youthful kogal fashion and style, filled with lovely fashion photos of Tokyo's charming kogals.

    Recently updated products at JBOX.com

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