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!