Definition of putain in English:

putain

noun

  • A whore, a prostitute; a strumpet, a slut.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Wyclif (d. 1384), theologian, philosopher, and religious reformer. Originally from Anglo-Norman putaigne, puteine, Anglo-Norman and Middle French putain, putein, Middle French putayne, putaine, variant (originally the oblique case form) of pute. In later use reborrowed from French putain. Compare Old Occitan putan, Catalan putana, Spanish putana, Italian puttana.

Pronunciation

putain

/puːˈtã//puːˈtan/