🌏 Region(s): Ryukyu (Okinawa)
がちまやー・がちまやあ : gachimayaa | define meaning
- A person who enjoys to eat: a glutton, a gourmand, a greedy eater.
がち gachi is cognate to the Japanese term がつ gatsu, meaning "stomach (of a pig or cow)", and the onomatopoeia がつがつ gatsugatsu "greedily". まやー mayaa may be a compound of two separate words, or a single word deriving from "cat".
Gachimaya 【がちま家】, Gachimaya 【がちまや】 and Gachimayaa 【がちまやぁ】are the names of a few restaurant and cafe chains found in Japan.