Definition of oyakata in English:

oyakata

noun

  • In Japan: a master, a boss; (Sumo) the master of a wrestling stable.

Origin

1930s. From Japanese oyakata boss, overseer, sumo stablemaster from oya parent + -kata, suffix denoting person in charge (from kata direction, side, (in honorific use) lady, gentleman).

Pronunciation

oyakata

/ɔɪəˈkɑːtə//əʊjəˈkɑːtə/