хули

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of хуй (xuj, penis) + ли (li, whether)

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [ˈxulʲi]

Particle[edit]

хули (xúli)

  1. (vulgar, taboo slang) (emphatic interrogative particle) why the hell...? what the hell for...?
    ху́ли ты тут де́лаешь? — what the hell are you doing here?
    ху́ли ты пришёл? — why the hell have you come?
    а ху́ли он говори́л, что лю́бит пи́во! — why the hell did he say he liked beer?!
  2. (vulgar, taboo slang) so what!, of course! (in reply to a stupid question)

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