This word also comes from the movie Y tu mamá también. It’s actually a quite popular word among youngsters in Mexico. Well, not only in Mexico, rather in many parts of Latin-America.
It was the first time I heard pendejo; in Spain most people just use gilipollas (a word that’s pretty much not used at all outside the Peninsula). So what does pendejo mean? Personally, I thought it was pretty offensive at first, but it’s not. Sure, it’s used to call someone names, but it’s not vulgar or something.
Literally pendejo means “pubic hair”, but it’s mainly used to describe people that are “sly”, “dumb”, a “nerd” or sometimes even a “coward”. Like I said, it’s used to offend people but it’s not really shocking if you decide to use it.
El pendejo huyó corriendo.
The coward fled, running.
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