In Mexican slang, it means something like "insolent little douchebag", "absurd fuckhead", or "deliberately, and often arrogantly, uncooperative".
It's highly inaccurate to say it simply
means "annoying person
", "someone who does something stupid", or even "snob". It can be used
to describe an annoying person
since an absurd, arrogant asshole
will of course
, but annoyance
is such a subjective
and broad notion and mamón
does not come close to encompassing it completely, so it's a flawed definition. Same thing goes for 'doing something stupid' or 'snob', and to these
add the fact that there are slang words
for each of those that are several times more
fitting; like pendejo or fresa, respectively. Although it would be perfectly fitting to call a snob a mamón
if he or she has the appropriate attitude, but not a simply
someone who does dumb things since pendejo covers that.
- That little mamón thinks he's hot shit with all his little bullshit.
- I used to hang
out with him but then
he started being a little mamón.
- No seas mamón. No mames, wey.