50 Indonesian Abusive Words and Meaning

After learning about how to say Indonesian numbers , as well as learning Indonesian words for fruits and Indonesian words for animals, you might want to check out these Indonesian abusive words to enrich your vocabulary. Such curses are commonly heard around us, especially when you go to less organized public places, like the road, public transport, or outdoor places.

Be reminded that these words are at no point polite nor nice although the level of ‘rudeness’ may vary, so it is best to just know their meanings just in case you overheard somebody saying that to you or to a person close to you, but of course, try your best not to use them as most of these are pretty explicit and show poor manners!

Indonesian Abusive Words

Phrase Meaning Keterangan
Anjing Dog It is usually used for a person who does something cruel or bad
Babi Pig It is usually used for a person who does something cruel or bad, or a person who eats too much
Bacot Shut up. It is used for a person who talks too much or talks lies
Bajingan Bastard It is usually used for a person who does something really cruel or bad
Bangsat Asshole It is usually used for a person who does something really cruel or bad
Bedebah Son of a Bitch It is usually used for a person who does something cruel or bad
Bego Stupid It is not very explicit or rude
Bencong ladyboy It is used for a man who acts femininely
Blo’on Idiot It is not very explicit or rude and sometimes used in a joking manner
Jayus lo! you’re not funny! It is used to respond to a corny tasteless joke
Monyet Monkey It is sometimes used in a joking manner
Monyong Long Mouth It is used for a person who says something stupid or false
Pelacur Whore It is usually used for a female
Sampah Rubbish It is not very rude or explicit
Tai lo! You’re shit! It is usually used for a person who does something cruel or bad
Brengsek damn It is usually used for a person who does something cruel or bad
goblok idiot (harsher than blo’on) It is used for a stupid person, but it is more rude than bego or blo’on
kampungan / orang udik / orang kampung dork It is used for an old-fashioned, out-of-date person or a person who doesn’t act in a civilized manner
otak udang Stupid brain It is a metaphor used to compare a brain’s person to the size of a prawn, meaning he is small-brained or stupid
tukang bohong liar It is used to call out a person who speaks falsely

Thus, that’s the lists of Indonesian abusive words. Be wise to use those words cause basically Indonesian are polite and kind. Meanwhile, you can only say that Indonesian abusive words to your closets one such as best friends only.

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