putain

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally the oblique case of pute (dirty woman) in Old French. Compare with salope

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putain f (plural putains)

  1. (vulgar) whore, hooker
  2. (derogatory, vulgar, slang) bitch, cow (an unpleasant woman)
  3. bloody, fucking
    Éteins cette putain de télé!
    Turn off that bloody TV!

Usage notes[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (whore): pute
  • (unpleasant woman): pute

Interjection[edit]

putain

  1. (vulgar) fuck, fucking hell, bloody hell

Derived terms[edit]


Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French putain.

Noun[edit]

putain f (plural putains)

  1. whore

Synonyms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin putridus (rotten).

Noun[edit]

putain f (oblique plural putains, nominative singular pute, nominative plural putains)

  1. (vulgar) whore, prostitute

Descendants[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

putain m

  1. genitive singular of putan

Welsh[edit]

putain

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putain f (plural puteiniaid)

  1. prostitute

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
putain butain mhutain phutain


This Welsh entry was created from the translations listed at prostitute. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see putain in the Welsh Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2010