pignouf

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syrita

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English [UK]
Hi All

So when I read the definitions for pignouf given. None seems to fit. I want to say 'jerk' would be the best term, although it is originaly American. It's the cool gang, in their heads lol ) who are doing technical studies looking down on the preppy kids, hence I struggle with terms like yokel as an insult...

Dans leurs vestes de treillis élimé achetées au stock américain, ils toisent la jeunesse en Chevignon. Ils se marrent en voyant sur mon caban le sucre glace de mes beignets qu’ils mâchonnent en toisant les « pignoufs » et les « morues » du lycée d’enseignement classique.

Any thoughts, comments?

Thanks!

S
 
  • joelooc

    Senior Member
    French (Provence)
    I take it the technical students have stolen his/her doughnuts from the narrator (?).
    Pignouf is a bit dated and seems in the wrong register; such kids are more likely to call high school students "blaireau(x)"
    blaireau nmfamilier, péjoratif (abruti) (pejorative, offensive)moron, jerk, dope, dork, blockhead, dick, dickhead n
    (UK, pejorative, vulgar)arse, arsehole n
    (US, pejorative, vulgar)asshole n
    Quel blaireau ! Il n'a même pas pensé avertir son employeur !
     
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