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Insulting words for a man

pansy

noun

an insulting word for a man who is weak or easily afraid

ape

noun

an insulting word for a man who is rude or stupid

gorilla

noun

a big man who seems stupid or violent

caveman

noun

a man who behaves in a violent, stupid, or rough way

bastard

noun

an insulting word for an unpleasant or annoying man

oik

noun

a stupid, rude, unpleasant man

ponce

noun

an insulting word for a man who behaves in a way that seems more typical of a woman, especially a man who is very concerned about his appearance

pussy

noun

an insulting word for a man who is not strong, brave, or determined

pillock

noun

a stupid man

spiv

noun

an insulting word for a working-class man who dresses in fashionable or expensive clothes in order to impress people

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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