sci.lang.japan FAQ / 3. Word origins

3.10. What is the origin of the name hotchikisu meaning "stapler"?

The Japanese name Hotchikisu (ホッチキス) of staplers almost certainly originates from the name of a company, "E.H. Hotchkiss", which manufactured staplers. For more details, please read Jim Breen's Mini-FAQ.

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