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"K-pop" is an abbreviation of "Korean Pop", which is a musical genre that encompasses popular music from South Korea. It incorporates elements from several other genres, such as R&B, hip-hop, rock, electronic and dance-pop. It is also characterized by being a highly visual experience, since a lot of emphasis is put on the idols' appearance and dancing performances. It has been met with ever-increasing popularity since the 90s, to the point that it has been fueling — alongside South Korean dramas, films and technology — the advance of the Hallyu (Korean wave) throughout not only neighboring nations, but also the West. This blossary aims to define terms that are commonly used among K-pop fans.

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As defined on Soompi, “A somewhat vague term for a ‘citizen of the internet.’ K-pop and K-drama netizens are known for taking small non-existent issues and turning them into huge career-ending ...

Domain: Culture; Category: General culture

As defined on Soompi, idol is a “general term for young K-Pop entertainers. What sets them apart from normal “singers” is that they are also trained to do other things such as act, MC, DJ model and ...

Domain: Entertainment; Category: Music

Also known as anti-fans, antis are, as defined on Dramafever, “fans who unite against a certain actor or singer are anti-fans, or ‘antis’ for short. Usually they become antis because they feel like ...

Domain: Entertainment; Category: Popular culture

As defined on the Soompi website, “When an artist has the #1 song or album on all the legal music download sites, such as Melon, Dosirak and Soribada. An all-kill on a daily chart (on the day of a ...

Domain: Entertainment; Category: Music

As defined on the Chagiku blog, “the exclamation 아이구 'Aigu!' is used, with varying tonality, in keening for a dead parent, or expressing sympathy for another person's bad news, but it is also used on ...

Domain: Culture; Category: General culture

Omona (어머나) — which can be interchangeably used with “omo” (오모) — is a Korean interjection which means something akin to the English expressions “Oh my!”, “Oh my gosh!” or “Oh my god!”, denoting ...

Domain: Culture; Category: General culture

Omo (오모) — which can be interchangeably used with “omona” (어머나) — is a Korean interjection which means something akin to the English expressions “Oh my!”, “Oh my gosh!” or “Oh my god!”, denoting ...

Domain: Culture; Category: General culture

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