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신조어 (New Coinage)

완소 (Wanso) : be completely precious

“완소” is an abbreviated form of “완전 소중하다 (완전 [completely] + 소중하다 [to be precious]).  A few years ago, some Koreans started calling their favorite celebrities in TV series or movies as “완소”.  However, just recently, “완소” is widely used not only for persons but also for certain items.  “완전 [complete]” refers to “the condition that something is flawless and as great as it possibly can be”.

“완소” is usually followed by a noun such as “완소 아이템(my precious item)”, “완소남(my precious man)”, “완소녀(my precious lady)”,  etc.