σκατό

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from the plural σκᾰ́τᾰ of Ancient Greek σκῶρ ‎(skôr).

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  • IPA(key): /skaˈto/
  • Hyphenation: σκα‧τό

Noun[edit]

σκατό ‎(skatón ‎(plural σκατά)

  1. (vulgar, colloquial, chiefly in the plural) shit, shite, crap (faeces)
    Ποιος άφησε τα σκατά στη τουαλέτα πάλι;‎ ― Poios áfise ta skatá sti toualéta páli? ― Who left their shit in the toilet again?
    Έλα εδώ να μαζέψεις αυτό το σκατό που άφησε το σκυλί σου!‎ ― Éla edó na mazépseis aftó to skató pou áfise to skylí sou! ― Come here and clean up this shit your dog left!
  2. (vulgar, colloquial, by extension) crap, dirt (anything foul-smelling and dirty in general)
    Πήξαμε στο σκατό σ' αυτή τη γειτονιά.‎ ― Píxame sto skató s' aftí ti geitoniá. ― We're drowning in crap in this neighbourhood.
  3. (vulgar, colloquial, figuratively, chiefly in the plural) shit, shite, crap, nonsense, rubbish (anything low quality and worthless)
    Γιατί σπαταλά τα λεφτά της σ' αυτά τα σκατά;‎ ― Giatí spatalá ta leftá tis s' aftá ta skatá? ― Why does she waste her money on that shit?
  4. (colloquial, derogatory, figuratively) little shit, little fart (small and insolent child)
    Ο γιος σου είναι ένα τόσο δα σκατό και βγάζει γλώσσα.‎ ― O gios sou eínai éna tóso da skató kai vgázei glóssa. ― Your son is only a little fart and he's being smart.
  5. (colloquial, humorous, figuratively) any small item, in a negative light.
    Τι πλήρωσες τόσα λεφτά για αυτό το σκατό;‎ ― Ti plíroses tósa leftá gia aftó to skató? ― What did you pay so much money for that little piece of shit for?

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