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adelfi (noun) homosexual (male), wimp, sissy

NOTE Literally means "sister". Moderately

offensive word to refer to someone who is


arhidi testical, balls (singular) NOTE used very

commonly by youths describing someone

who has betrayed them, backstabed them or

in general has done something secretely

against their friendship.


gama stavros sou (phrase NB. the g is soft,like

Arabic gh)) I fucked your cross NOTE Both

obscene and blasphemous, and deeply

offensive on both counts. Used to someone

who has really pissed you off (and is

preferably smaller than you!)

gamw (w stands for omega, pronounced "o")

to fuck, to screw NOTE Frequently used in all

kinds of circumstances, and in various forms:

"Gamw'to!" ("Damn!") "Thelw na tin gamisw"

("I'd like to screw her") "Ta gamisa" ("I

messed up").


hevimetallaras headbanger, or long haired

heavy metal fan NOTE This word is the term

used to describe a person who belongs to the

subcultural group referred to in English as

Headbangers or Heavy Metal fans. It is a nice

way to categirise someone, thus insulting

them, or it can be seen as an insult because

it can also mean (you long haired loser


hyessou, hyesse [HYESS-oo, HYESS-eh]

(verb, usually imperative) bullshit; shit NOTE

In Greece, they would say "Ay hyessou,"

Greek-Americans in New Jersey and Atlanta,

Georgia often say "Hyesse" or, in an

American sentence, "hyessie," as in, You

looked scared enough to hyessie your pants."

It is most often used as an expletive

expressing disbelief: "Ay Hyessou!"


kargiola (noun) bitch, whore NOTE Very

offensive, refering to a bad-mannered woman

who is -supposedly- looking for sex all the

time. "Parata tin kargiola!": "Dump the bitch!"

koproskilo Dirtydog or dogshit NOTE The

word kopro means shit and the word skilo

means dog. Use this word to insult someone,

it means they are a dirty piece of the lowest

form of shit. Or it can also be slang for



malakas (noun) wanker, someone who

masturbates frequently NOTE A very common

word in Greek. Its modern meaning is just

"stupid", or "incapable". Used freely among

friends, quite offensive against strangers!

mouni (noun) vagina NOTE Common, but

slang; should not be used in front of ladies!

Can mean also a very nice woman: "Thee

mou, ti mouni einai auto?" "My God, what a

gorgeous woman!". Sometimes also means a

messy situation: "Ta'kana mouni" "I screwed

up everything".

munga a dude, or someone with an attitude

problem NOTE You can use this word as an

insult, you can call someone a manga if you

think he/she is too full of themselves, or an

egoist. Or you can call your friend a munga or

a mungaki as a term of affection, or when the

word is used sarcastically. Munga is usually

the masculine form of the noun, and

mungissa is the female form of the noun.


poesty NOTE The correct form and spelling of

the noun is "pousths"; the letter "h" stands for

eta, and is pronounced "i". Today it is mainly

used as a heavy insult, and to refer to

someone who has done you wrong: "Ton

pousth, mou katastrepse to amaksi!" ("He

wrecked my car, the son of a bitch!")

poesty faggot NOTE Pronounced 'poostee.'

Unsure of the spelling, will have to ask my

greek friends.


skata (explative) shit


ti mano popi sekone rroosooza pootanis

(phrase) Your mother is a whore with the

face of a gargoyle NOTE My friend's greek

mother would say this to her when she (the

monther, that is) was mad.



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