How did that word slip into the American vernacular and when? People who don’t know Japanese are using it on the web.
For those who don’t know, it means “relying on/letting someone else do it.”
Me: “Who’s making dinner tonight?”
Wife: “Omakase.” (Short for omakase shimasu.)
Bloggers are using the term when they post information that originally came from readers.
Update: How foolish am I not to have checked Wikipedia first? Sushi restaurants, of course.