Straight from the Urban Dictionary, the term 'weeaboo' is defined as:
So to put simply, a weeaboo is someone who is overly zealous about anything Japanese and tries to become Japanese, totally disregarding their own native culture.A negative term directed to anyone overly obsessed with Japanese culture to the point where they become annoying.Used frequently on the image boards of 4chan.
Most weaboos are uneducated about their obsession of choice and are often noobs who are overly zealous, trying to impress others with their otaku knowledge. Another trait of a weaboo is their desire to "be Japanese".
While the two terms are often fused together, weaboos are very different from anime fans or enthusiasts. A fan may be just as enthusiastic and knowlegable
about Japanese culture, mainly anime, but they neither boast about their knowledge nor call themselves otaku(because of its known negative connatation).
That is probably and usually a bad thing, as shown by the glorious David-sama who can speak Kanji. Gosh, I wish I could speak Kanji fluently too.
I'm a Chinese-American girl who has a mild interest in Japanese culture, anime, and manga. It's not my entire life, and I don't have the urge to learn how to speak and read Japanese (though I can sometimes recognize Chinese characters when they pop up in anime). I know someone is saying hello on the phone when they say moshi moshi, but I never say sayonara when the time for goodbyes come along. I know some Japanese folklore and myths from all the games I play, but that's about it. Am I weeaboo? Dear lord, I hope not! I have my Chinese pride, and Japan actually borrowed many aspects of Chinese culture in the past (written language, government, religion, etc.).
So what about you? Using the Urban Dictionary definition, could you be categorized as a weeaboo?