Moderator Note: several threads have been merged to create this one. Hi everyone, I have a question about a slang term that I've just learned recently and seems new to me. The word is "bolosse" (not sure if that is the correct spelling, if there is one). I don't have a context for the word, except for the one in which I learned it, so I will try to explain it to you and hopefully it will help. I live in Paris, and I was asking some French people (university students, to give an age-range), how they would describe someone who blasts music from their phone on the métro, and dresses poorly and possibly thug-like. I'm always looking to learn new slang, which is why I was asking, and I asked them if they would use the term "bof" or "caillera" to describe them. They told me that they would call them "bolosse". When I looked it up on the internet though, I found several different meanings, and when I asked a French friend from Marseille he said he had never heard it. So I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out what it means, where it comes from, and where and how it's used? Is there any possible relation to the Argentine slang word "boludo" which means "slacker"? Thank you for your help! I am fascinated by French slang (both national and regional) so I really appreciate your help!