Definition of enjo kosai in English:

enjo kosai


  • In Japan and Hong Kong: a form of paid escort work in which a young woman provides companionship or sexual favours to an older man in exchange for money or luxury items.


1990s; earliest use found in The Observer. From Japanese enjo kōsai from enjo assistance, financial support + kōsai fellowship, companionship, dating.


enjo kosai

/ˌɛndʒəʊ ˈkəʊsʌɪ/