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מטרופקה

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by airelibre, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    I don't know how well-known this word is, but I believe its meaning is (an) insane (woman). The question is where does the word come from? It sounds very much Russian to me but I could be mistaken. It is after all very similar to מטורפת. Maybe a sort of play on words? Just theoretically, but would the male version be מטרופק (matrofek)?
     
  2. origumi Senior Member

    Hebrew
    I guess it's a fictive slang, created for a certain TV show not too much time ago, taking Hebrew מטורפת with the slavic-originated suffix -ka which is somewhat productive in modern Hebrew.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
  3. airelibre

    airelibre Senior Member

    English - London
    I see, thank you.
     

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