Le plouc

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06:31 Aug 10, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: Le plouc
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Paul Labour
English translation:See below
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The word PLOUC is quite a pejorative word in context. It has several meanings. In English it translates as

Wimp, Nerd, Clumsy, Twit.

However in France it refers to a
"Country bumpkin" used to designate someone from a farming background who is quite dowdy.
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nanerd (US), twit (GB) and many more
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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nerd (US), twit (GB) and many more


Explanation:
Very current word. As a noun, PLOUC is used to describe a person. It is also an adjective used to describe things which are so uncool and trendy that noone normal would touch it with a barge pole! Doing certain things, sports, wearing certain clothes, going to certain places can be PLOUC things to do, for examlpe.



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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Explanation:
Hello there,

Thank you for your query

The word PLOUC is quite a pejorative word in context. It has several meanings. In English it translates as

Wimp, Nerd, Clumsy, Twit.

However in France it refers to a
"Country bumpkin" used to designate someone from a farming background who is quite dowdy.

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PRO pts in pair: 56
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