What does the word pinche mean?
¿Cuál es el significado de la palabra pinche?
I'm Mexican and we never use
pinche as Kitchen boy, though some Mexicans would know it also means chef's helper. We always use it as an insult enhancer and can turn almost any curse word into a really rude one:
pinche pendejo/pendeja = fucking asshole
pinche puto/puta = fucking faggot/whore
pinche culero = fucking asshole
When used alone as an adjective it just means something lousy, ugly, something that sucks.
Esta fiesta esta bien pinche This party is really lousy / This party really sucks
Pinche gringo culero ve a chingar a tu reputisima madre! (Fucking gringo asshole go fuck your loosecunt cocksucking mother!)
Tu pinche hermana está bien pinche, wey. (Your fucking sister is so fucking ugly, dude!)
in the last example, the first pinche means only fucking while the second means fucking ugly
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In Nicaragua it is used as a term to describe people as "cheap" or "stingy":
In south Texas it's used the same way; also used to imply something as cheap or worthless.
"Ese viejo es bien pinche" means "That man is really stingy"
"Ese pinche viejo no hace nada bien!" means that worthless man doesn't do anything well.
In Chile if you say "pinche" it most likely means hair clip. It's a hair clip.
Pásame el pinche Pass me the hair clip
I am of Mexican descent and have friends from Panama and Colombia that both understand pinche as "fucking." It is not just isolated to Mexico.