Definition of "tanuki" [tanuki]

  • The raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides (noun)
  • The tanuki regarded as a shapeshifter, also renowned for its enormous scrotum (noun)

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Use "tanuki" in a sentence
  • "In Japanese folklore, the tanuki is the badger of excess."
  • "A tanuki is a raccoon like dog that lives in Japan, but in their myths and stories, they have special powers like shapeshifting."
  • "The character of the tanuki is a bit like your drunk grandpa: always borrowing money off of you, getting hammered and dragging his sagging scrotum through your freshly mopped kitchen floor."