PUTSA

also stylistically spelled as 'pucha'




Putsa.
Damn.



This is a mild expletive frequently seen in the phrase Putsa talaga.



Similar-looking Tagalog word, but much harsher in tone: Puta.



It's possible that putsa is an alteration of the word puta to make it milder in tone.




Examples of such expletives in English: heck from hell, dang from damn




A harsh version: putragis


Putragis!
Dammit!


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