Term used by male idols to refer to older males, with the sense of being an “older brother”. All the members of Boyfriend (all of whom are six years younger than Kim Donghyun, including the twins) refer to Donghyun as hyung because he is the oldest.
We Do Hallyu!
KPK: Kpop Kollective is an academic research initiative that makes information and analysis of Hallyu (Korean Wave) popular culture accessible to everyone.
Crystal S. Anderson, PhD