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other word formation type Conversion with shifting to a foreign context
(Foreign Context) A word originating from US soldiers deployed in Korea that refers to prostitutes, usually from the Southeast Asia, that operate near the foreign US military bases.
 
This is a borrowed word from English that displays a complete shift in definition, hence becoming a kind of jargon that was used in the military. This word originates from the US soldiers that were stationed in Korea. As US soldiers had relatively more freedom of off-days and leaves as compared to the conscripted Korean soldiers (and got paid more, too), prostitutes started forming around the USFK bases all over the country. This was a new kind of prostitution system that was different from that of Korea, in a sense that the so called ‘pimps’ hired prostitutes from Southeast Asia to make the price more competitive for soldiers. These prostitutes would be positioned inside of near clubs and bars, selling juice (actual juice as in orange juice) that would cost between $50~$100 per glass, as a way to avoid the military police since paid sex is illegal in Korea. Eventually, US soldiers started calling these prostitutes ‘Juicy’ or ‘Juicies’, and this word got carried over to the Korean military by Korean soldiers who worked with the US forces. Now even the Korean soldiers use this term as it is more discreet in front of the officers.
Etymology : (Foreign Context) Conversion word from adjective to noun from the root word ‘juicy’, with shifting
Source : Soldier in the ROK Army
Last modified: 14 December 2017


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