Meaning of oiran in English:

oiran

Pronunciation /ˈɔɪrən/ /ˈɔɪran/

noun

historical
  • A Japanese courtesan of high standing.

Origin

Late 19th century. From Japanese oiran, lit. ‘one of ours’ from oira, 1st person plural pronoun + -n (shortened from no, possessive particle with pronominal function), with implied object of possession.