What does pendejo mean?

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It’s a mildly vulgar insult for “asshole” or “idiot” in Spanish.


Pendejo is a staple of Spanish-language insults, despite milder than hijo de puta (“son that a bitch”). Pendejo is a singular, masculine noun; the feminine type is pendeja.



The native pendejo comes indigenous a Latin root definition “pubic hair.” In 16th-century Spain, pendejo was apparently an initial used to describe pubescent teens who assumed they were adults—you know, due to the fact that they had actually pubes. In the 17th century, pendejo came to median “coward,” a mocking or taboo reference.

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After conquest and also colonization, Spanish became the common language in lot of the Americas, whereby it developed from its european parent. By the early on 1900s, pendejo had drifted from “coward” come insulting who dumb or stupid (tonto) in the Americas.

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