Meanings according to the region:
1. North America: Weirdo
with hair problems. If the full name is abandon in early childhood, substituted by Fred, there is hope the guy will turn out ok. In such cases, the person will hide his ID, birth certificate or any other documentation that shows his full name even if that implies not getting into bars nor going to parties.
2. Latin America: A guy with a snob mother that thinks the Spanish version of the name (Federico) is not good enough for his precious son. Typically mamasboys
, Frederics are never invited to hang out with the cool
kids, have difficulty having girlfriends and tend to spend their time day-dreaming about leaving their mother’s basements to live on their own.
3. Central Europe (France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, North Italy and some parts of Spain): Typically spell as Frédéric, it refers to a geeky
-ish guy who loves mountain bike, its crazy about computer games and always wanted to have his own Heavy Metal Band. In this region, Frédéric is one of the most common names you can find, particularly between those born ca. 1970-1990. Be careful to call the name out loud in the subway or any other public place since you may find out that 80% of the male population, and more than one girl, will answer your call.
1. His hair is as disgusting as a Frederic.
2. Don’t invite him to the party he is a Frederic.
3. Here, flies are as common as a Frederic.