ボキャ貧 (ぼきゃひん, bokyahin) is a Japanese slang term that means “having a poor vocabulary”. In particular, it describes people who always employ basic words such as “やばい” (sick/cool/oh gosh) and “すごい” (awesome) to describe anything. As of 2020, it may be slightly getting out of date, but still used on social media.
ボキャ貧 consists of the two parts “ボキャ” and “貧“. The former stands for “ボキャブラリー”, a loan word from “vocabulary” in English. The kanji character “貧 (ひん)” means “poor”, as in “貧しい” meaning “poor” and “貧困” meaning “poverty”.
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A: How was the party yesterday?
B: It was so sick and awesome.
A: You have such a poor vocabulary.
Because I have a poor tastebud and a poor vocabulary, I can say nothing but “おいしい (tasty)” whatever I eat.
(Note) 味音痴 describes a person who have a poor tastebud. Here, 味 means “taste” and 音痴 means “poor at understanding”. However, when 音痴 usually means “poor at singing”.
Synonyms: 語彙力がない （have a low level of vocabulary）
Synonyms in English: have a poor vocabulary
Related words and phrases: ボキャブラリー (vocabulary), 貧 (poor)