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HIKIKOMORI
One dictionary here gives 'nowhere kid' as
its equivalent in English.
HIKIKOMORI is a (young) person who secludes
him/herself from outside and stay home practically
all the time. Similar to NEET I think, but the point
is that they shut themselves from outside.
Are there any English equivalent for that?
Thank you.
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Nowhere kid means nothing to me, perhaps it is a literal translation of a metaphor unknown in the west.

Possibly nerd or geek but this has the meaning more of a kid obsessed with computers, they are not necessarily in seclusion!
How about "those socially withdrawn" or "shut-in youngsters"?
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A recluse?
Potential serial killer?
MrPedanticPotential serial killer?
Lollll
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Might be, if s/he has a history of starting fires and torturing animals...
If I called someone a 'nowhere kid', I'd be indicating that the kid meant nothing to me, had nothing to offer, was virtually non-existent to me, and perhaps to anyone else, too.

Maybe, I got that from the Beatles song: Nowhere Man

He's a real nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?
Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

He's as blind as he can be,
Just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?
Nowhere Man, don't worry,
Take your time, don't hurry,
Leave it all till somebody else
lends you a hand.
Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man, please listen,
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

He's a real Nowhere Man,
Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.
Making all his nowhere plans
for nobody.



hermit, lone hand, loner, odd man out, outsider, pariah
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