From Middle High German fotze. Akin to Dutch vot (“arse”) and Kölsch Fott (“buttocks”). It is unclear whether the sense “arse” or the sense “vulva” is older. Sources give contradictory comments on this matter.
- Votze (eye-dialect or misspelling)
Fotze f (genitive Fotze, plural Fotzen)
- (vulgar, slang) cunt (vulva)
- (vulgar, slang) cunt (swearword, usually towards females)
- (colloquial, regional, Bavaria and Austria) slap in the face, muzzle
Fotze said to a woman is one of the very most offensive insults in the German language. In the sense of “vulva” it is also a very vulgar and pejorative word.
- Fotze in Duden online