en dessous de la ceinture

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally "below the belt" (or "below the waist"), a metonymy for the place of the genitals.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃dəsudəlasɛ̃tyʁ/ very commonly pronounced [ɑ̃dsudlasɛ̃tyʁ]

Phrase[edit]

en dessous de la ceinture

  1. (familiar) salacious, dirty
    Il n'arrête pas de raconter des blagues en dessous de la ceinture.
    He never stops telling salacious jokes.