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Dokuo (毒男, literally "poison man") is a Japanese slang term for single males, which originates on the 2channel internet textboard.[1][2] The term derives from the Japanese dokushin otoko (独身男)[1] or dokushin dansei (独身男性).[2]

The Chinese song "Love and Honesty" mentions dokuo.[3]


  1. ^ a b "毒男" [Dokuo]. ネット用語の辞典サイト「ネット王子」 (in Japanese). Japan: Netyougo. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Saeda, Setsuko (1 May 2010). "恋愛弱者の男たち、「毒男」「孤男」「喪男」って実際どうなの?" [What's the truth behind "dokuo" and "moo" guys left behind in the love race?]. Peachy News (in Japanese). Japan: Line Corporation. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "[高登膠歌]毒男 (原曲:愛與誠)" (in Chinese). July 29, 2009. Retrieved April 11, 2013.