Cageot

00:53 Mar 21, 2017
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
French term or phrase: Cageot
I do know that literally it means "box" or "crate", but, it is also a term featured on a broad list of teenager's personalities and physical archetypes on a certain game (I do think it's sort of derisive term)
Marcus Carvalho


Summary of answers provided
4 +1ugly mug / the back of a bus / dog
B D Finch
4ugly (or beautiful) woman
Catharine Cellier-Smart


  

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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
ugly (or beautiful) woman


Explanation:
Your choice of suitable translation really depends whether you want to translate it as a physical archetype or a personality type (unfortunately derogatory words for women and girls aren't lacking!).

https://dvlf.uchicago.edu/mot/cageot

https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/cageot

http://www.leparisien.fr/espace-premium/air-du-temps/cageot-...

http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/cageot/12110

Catharine Cellier-Smart
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
ugly mug / the back of a bus / dog


Explanation:
(V. 1975). Fam., péj. Fille ou femme laide, mal faite. Oh là là, cette nana, quel cageot!
© 2016 Dictionnaires Le Robert - Le Grand Robert de la langue française

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/13th-november-1959/34...
"a face like the back of a bus with a conk like de Gaulle's can be transformed by a little rouge in the right places."





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http://www.britishslang.co.uk/slang/dog

B D Finch
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  katsy: not familiar with "dog", but the rest, OK!
2 hrs
  -> Thanks katsy. "Dog" might be a specifically London expression.
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