むしめむこ【娘婿】 : mushime muko | define meaning
Region: Kyushu (Kagoshima)
- A man who upon marriage takes his wife's surname and is therefore considered an adopted son-in-law in relation to that family.
Cognate to the standard Japanese term むすめむこ【娘婿】 musume muko "adopted son-in-law" (literally "daughter husband" or "daughter son-in-law").
Traditionally, women take on the name of their husbands in Japan.