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]

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French putain.

Noun[edit]

putain f (plural putains)

  1. whore

Synonyms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin putta/*puttāna, from Latin puta (girl).[1] Latin putta (prostitute) is attested in the sixth century (Gregory of Tours). The change of meaning from "girl" to "prostitute" is due to euphemism, a process that is well known to other periods and languages.[2]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. (vulgar) whore, prostitute

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.etimo.it/?term=puttana
  2. ^ “puttana” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

putain m

  1. genitive singular of putan

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

putain f (plural puteiniaid)

  1. prostitute, harlot, whore

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
putain butain mhutain phutain