May
12
2010

ばついち

[batsu ichi] – Batsu is the ‘x’ character and ichi means ‘one’. Together, batsu ichi is a colloquial word that refers to someone who has divorced their first spouse.

The word originates from how family registers are written; spouses that are removed from the register are marked with an X.

You may also see this word rendered as ×いち, ×イチ or バツイチ.

妻も私もバツイチ同士。
My wife and I both divorced our first spouses.

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