1. I 〔水の泡〕bubbles (▼通例複数形)
  1. II 〔はかないこと〕transience; evanescence
    • うたかたの恋
    • a short-lived love
    • 生涯をかけた彼の事業も資金難でうたかたの夢と終わった
    • The business to which he had devoted his whole life vanished like a dream amid financial difficulties.
  1. a bubble; foam

    泡沫の bubbly; foamy

    • 泡沫夢幻の世
    • the transient world
  1. 泡沫会社 a bubble company
  1. 泡沫候補 a fringe candidate; a minor candidate