I understand that it's a pun incorporating 토끼, but I'm having trouble figuring out what it means. I've seen it used in Kakao and Instagram.

  • seen it where? example sentence?
    – user17915
    Dec 10 '17 at 15:08
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    that's pretty old slang. '야! 토껴!!' means 'Hey! run away!!'
    – MrTanorus
    Dec 11 '17 at 6:30
  • another slang with simillar meaning is '튀다'. e.g '경찰이다 튀어!' 'it's police! run!'
    – MrTanorus
    Dec 11 '17 at 6:36

토끼고싶다 - I want to ditch this scene.

It has a negative connotation. A nicer way to say the same thing might be:

도망가고싶다 - I want to escape/run away.

It's also heard used like this as a collective (we):

토끼자 - Let's ditch this place.

And this way in the past (1st person or collective) tense:

토꼈어 - i/we ditched that place.

Again, it's kind of not nice.


It may sounds like a slang and the certainly the usage may be so. However, it is a word that is listed in the Korean dictionary.

I used "토꼈어" mostly in the situation where any authority might have a say on the issue.

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