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Enfoiré – B*stard, A**hole in French

Enfoiré – B*stard, A**hole in French

Today’s lesson is PG-13!

Today I decided we’ll have a look at somewhat off-color word. We’re going to learn enfoiré, which translates to “b*stard”, “a**hole” or “jerk”. Ever since I was an exchange student in France, I’ve loved the sound and tone of the word, espèce d’enfoiré (you jerk)!

Enfoiré meaning: bastard in French

Word origin and definition

In the opening paragraph I took the personal liberty to translate enfoiré to “jerk”. According to, the French translation of enfoiré is: “Personne déloyale, de peu de moralité, irrespectueuse” (disloyal person, of little morality, disrespectful). The definitions on Wordreference are “b*stard” and “a**hole”.

Enfoiré is the past participle of the verb enfoirer, which means “to cover in excrement” – how nice!

Example sentences

C’est qui cet enfoiré ? Il m’énerve !

Who the heck is this b*stard? He’s bothering me!

Cet enfoiré m’a coupé dans la circulation !

This a**hole cut me off in traffic!

For this final example, we use the expression se faire rouler dans la farine (literally to get rolled in flour), which means to to get ripped off.

L’enfoiré au magasin m’a fait rouler dans la farine et d’ai dû payer cent euros de plus !

The jerk at the store ripped me off and I had to pay 100 extra!


Et voilà ! Now you know how to use enfoiré in French! Want to learn more slang? Check out this post: French Slang: 60 Essential “Argot” Words For Beginners.

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David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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