The Japanese word for "Sow" is mesu-buta 雌豚.
- Derogatory UsageIn English, a Sow is normally a female Pig, though it may also refer to a female Bear, Badger, etc. Sometimes, Sow is used derogatorily toward women. mesu-buta 雌豚 can only refer to a "female Pig," and may also be used derogatorily toward women. To refer to a "Sow" that's not a Pig in Japanese, you say the word "female," mesu メス, and then the animal. mesu-kuma メス熊 is a "female Bear," for example.
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