Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 year ago

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!"

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 year 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".

  • 1 year ago

    It would be about equivalent to damn or damned in north America. A mild swear word.

  • 1 year ago

    it means the worst of the worst or "the most"

    like "Bloody hell" means the Most shocked or the worst shock.

  • 1 year ago

    In modern parlance, it doesn't mean anything. It's basically mild swearing.

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