What does "bloody" mean in British, Irish, Kiwi and Aussie English, please?
What would the American and Canadian equivalent be? I don't mean in its literal contexts. I mean when people say stuff like "You're a bloody idiot!", "Don't be so bloody stupid!" and "I'll bloody kill her!"
- Anonymous5 months ago
It's mild swearing over here in the U.K. and even milder still- (so I'm told), in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. It's probably pretty much equivalent to America's and Canada's "goddamn".
- Karen LLv 75 months ago
It would be about equivalent to damn or damned in north America. A mild swear word.
- RamonaLv 45 months ago
it means the worst of the worst or "the most"
like "Bloody hell" means the Most shocked or the worst shock.
- 熊冰冰Lv 75 months ago
In modern parlance, it doesn't mean anything. It's basically mild swearing.