puto
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Words labeled “extremely offensive” are profoundly insulting and are often used to discriminate or offend.
puto(
poo
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male sex worker)
a. male prostitute
Se fue al callejón buscando putos.He went to the alley looking for male prostitutes.
b. rent boy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
El novio tuyo no es más que un puto.That boyfriend of yours is nothing more than a rent boy.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(homosexual)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
(River Plate)
a. fag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ojalá los aficionados mexicanos dejaran de gritarles "¡Puto!" a los porteros rivales.I wish Mexican fans would stop yelling "Fag!" at rival goalkeepers.
b. poof
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(United Kingdom)
Le llamaron puto porque llevaba un vestido.They called him a poof because he was wearing a dress.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(damned)
a. fucking
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Este puto carro se me ha vuelto a estropear!This fucking car has broken down on me again!
b. goddamn
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Este puto trabajo me tiene harto!This goddamn job has me fed up!
c. bloody
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
¡No tengo ni puta idea de lo que me estás diciendo!I have no bloody idea what you're trying to tell me!
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(very difficult)
a. fucking hard
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Trabajar como jornalero debe de ser bien puto.Working as a field hand must be fucking hard.
b. bloody awful
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
Este problema ha venido en un puto momento.This problem has come about at a bloody awful moment.
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puto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vulgar)
a. fucking
2. (muy fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no tengo ni puta ideaI don´t have a bloody, goddamn clue
3. (muy fam)
a. bloody o (United Kingdom)
b. goddamn difficult
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
4. (estupendo)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nos lo pasamos de puta madrewe had a bloody, goddamn marvelous time
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (colloquial)
a. rent boy
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puto
adjective
bloody (familiar); bloody awful (familiar)
no tengo un puto duro no me han hecho ni puto caso todo el puto día
no me hizo ni puto caso she completely bloody ignored me (muy_familiar); no tengo ni un puto duro I'm absolutely skint (familiar); ¡ni puta idea! I've no bloody idea! (familiar); por toda la puta calle all along the bloody street (muy_familiar); ¡qué puta suerte! (mala) what bloody awful luck! (familiar); (buena) what incredible luck! (familiar)
de puta madre (bueno) terrific (familiar); smashing (familiar); (malo) bloody awful (muy_familiar); (uso adverbial) marvellously
cocina de puta madre she's a bloody marvellous cook (muy_familiar)
1 (prostituto) male prostitute
2 (insulto) sod (vulgar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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eres el puto amo
you're the fucking boss
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