himono onna (dried-fish woman)

30. Dried-fish woman [himono onna – ???]: Himono onna (”dried-fish woman”) is an expression used in the movie Hotaru No Hikari to describe the main character, a woman in her 20s who has renounced the pursuit of romance. She spends her evenings reading manga and drinking at home alone, and she spends her weekends lazing around in bed. She’s a dried-fish woman.

One of the many wonders of the Top 60 Japanese buzzwords of 2007.