Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A style of sexually explicit comic books, animated video, and computer games originally developed in Japan.

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  • noun A work of anime or manga (or any similar medium) that contains sexual or pornographic art.
  • noun Plural form of hentai.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese (from hentai (seiyoku), perverted (sexual desire), sexual perversion) : hen, changed, transformed, strange (from Middle Chinese pian`; also the source of Mandarin biàn, change) + tai, appearance, attitude (from Middle Chinese thaj`; also the source of Mandarin tài).]

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From Japanese 変態 (hentai, "one who has (perverted) sexual drives to a great extent; hentai"), from an abbreviation for 変態性欲者 (hentai seiyoku sha, "perverted person").

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