kurwa

See also: kurwą and kurva

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HausaEdit

NounEdit

kùrwā f

  1. soul

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kury, from *keh₂ros ‎(loved), from *keh₂-. Cognate with Latin cārus, Latvian kārs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kurwa f

  1. (vulgar) prostitute
  2. (offensive, vulgar) whore, slut, bitch; term of abuse for women
  3. (offensive, vulgar) In most cases used as a comma substitution; often in order to underline an opinion with the (usually successful) attempt to leave not much space for objection.

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

kurwa

  1. (vulgar) fuck!, shit!, damn!
    Kurwa, mówiłem, żebyś tego nie ruszał!
    Fuck! I told you not to touch this!
  2. (vulgar) used as intensifier
    Do każdej pierdółki potrzebna jest zgoda kierownika? To już jest, kurwa, jakiś absurd.
    You need the manager's approval even for the most trivial shit? That's just fucking absurd.
  3. (vulgar) used as filler
    Dušan kurwa zamknij kibel!
    Dušan fucking close the toilet!

Usage notesEdit

While it is regarded as been used in the past only by illiterate peasants, nowadays kurwa can be heard in various social classes; ranging from people with very low career perspective up to millionaires, lobbyists and politicians (in private), regardless of party or authority level. In many cases it is used to spontaneously express discomfort, anger or pain. Random insertion of kurwa as fillers into sentences is associated with the lower social classes. Generally the lower a persons social status and/or birth origin in society is, the more frequent the word is to be expected in regular conversations and in combo with other vulgar words like chuj, jebać or pierdolić; sometimes so frequent that it becomes impossible to carry on a normal conversation.


Upper SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *kury

NounEdit

kurwa f

  1. whore, prostitute
  2. bitch
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