Think you know the difference between an asshole and a douchebag? Your guide to understanding insults leveled at guys.
The lexicon of lady slurs is wide, colorful, and divided into two big buckets of derision: you sleep with too many people (slut, tramp, whore) or you don’t sleep with enough people, or not the “right” people (bitch, prude, dyke). But what about the dudes?
What follows is a run-down of some of the most common epithets leveled at men, and what it means when a woman thinks you’ve earned the label. It was researched with a combination of etymological exploration, Google, and intensely academic, beer-fueled debates at a range of Chicago bars. Consequently, this list is subjective, vulnerable to regional variation, and in no way whatsoever grounded in the scientific method.