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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
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
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
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 (themonther, that is) was mad.
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