An ikemen is a good-looking man. Ikemen is a new word which
appeared around the year 2000. It comes from Japanese ikeru,
iketeru, "cool", "good", "exciting" and either men (
Another version of the word, ikemen (
In a fit of punning, a ramen restaurant called "ikemen", which uses a kanji pronounced men but meaning "noodles", 麺, has also sprung up.
See also How can I say "I love you" in Japanese?
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