tu madre

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

tu madre f

  1. (pejorative, slang) Similar to the English version, a catch-all retort; shut the fuck up. Literally: your mom.
    Que hora es?
    Tu madre.

Usage notes[edit]

The mother has a more sacred place in Hispanic culture, and invoking one's mother can carry more immediately negative consequences than might be the case in English-speaking countries depending on the specific person and relationship.

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