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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek μαλάκα (maláka, masturbation), from Byzantine Greek μαλακός (malakós, soft), for which the sense of an unethical or depraved person is attested as early as Herodotus's time.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈlakas/
  • Hyphenation: μα‧λά‧κας

NounEdit

μαλάκας (malákasm (plural μαλάκες, feminine μαλάκω)

  1. (colloquial, vulgar, literally) wanker, tosser (person who is masturbating, a masturbator)
    Ρε τον μαλάκα, τον έπιασα να τον παίζει!Re ton maláka, ton épiasa na ton paízei!The wanker, I caught him rubbing one out!
  2. (colloquial, offensive, figuratively) wanker, knobhead, asshole, jerk, prick (general term of abuse for a male)
    Τι να πει κανείς, είναι σκέτος μαλάκας ο τύπος.Ti na pei kaneís, eínai skétos malákas o týpos.What can you say? The guy is a total asshole.
  3. (colloquial, informal) dude, man, bro (term of address between friends)
    Ρε μαλάκες, δεν πάμε για καμιά μπύρα;Re malákes, den páme gia kamiá býra?Guys, why don't we go for a beer?

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