μαλάκας

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Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek μαλάκα ‎(maláka, masturbation), from Ancient Greek μαλακός ‎(malakós, soft). Its meaning of an unethical or depraved person is attested as early as Herodotus's time.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈlakas/
  • Hyphenation: μα‧λά‧κας

Noun[edit]

μαλάκας ‎(malákasm ‎(plural μαλάκες)

  1. (vulgar, offensive) masturbator, wanker
  2. (offensive, derogatory) idiot, jerk, asshole
    Τι να πει κανείς, είναι σκέτος μαλάκας ο τύπος.
    What can one say, the guy is a total asshole.
  3. (colloquial) A form of address among friends.
    Ρε μαλάκες, δεν πάμε για καμιά μπύρα;
    Guys, why don't we go for a beer?

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