pendejo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish pendejo.

Noun[edit]

pendejo (plural pendejos)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A stupid person; a dumbass; creep.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Typically only used by Spanish-speaking people.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pectiniculus, from Latin pecten (pubis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pendejo m (plural pendejos)

  1. A pubic hair

Noun[edit]

pendejo m (plural pendejos, feminine pendeja)

  1. (pejorative) dumbass, creep (stupid person).
  2. (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay) young boy.
  3. (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay) punk (an adolescent who presumes to be an adult.)
  4. (Cuba) coward.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Although in some contexts sonso, bobo, tonto, menso, tarado, idiota, imbécil, estúpido and pendejo may be synonyms, in most contexts they have a different degree of intensity, with sonso having the mildest connotation, increasing in intensity in that rough order, to estúpido and pendejo, which have the most offensive meaning.