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Poes, 'noun' (pronounced pŏŏs, poo-s, or p-uss) is a South African slang term used most commonly in the Western Cape region.

It's place of origin has not yet been recorded.

Meaning cunt or pussy, it is typically considered a foul word as it is often used to refer to or describe something with great disgust.

It can be used as to refer to something or someone in an impolite manner.

It's most common usage is in reference to someone else's mother.
In reference to someone else's mother:

Jou ma se poes (literally- your mother's cunt)

In reference to someone distastefully:

Joe: Tony, you watch Dr. Phil last night?
Tony: That poes never knows what he's talking about.

In reference to an inanimate object with distaste:

Joe: Get out and push, Tony.
Tony: This car's poes, man.

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Origin: Afrikaans slang term for woman's vagina; can be used very effectively when slagging anyone off
He is such a hairy poes
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Derogitory for vagina, or someone who acts like a cunt.
Pass the spliff you fucking poes!
Jesus that cunteater is a slippery poes!
Dont be a poes.
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literally, south african slang for vagina but more commonly used as an insult with the implication that the receiver of such a word would feel silly, stupid, greedy, nasty, horrible, etc. we can think of many other words that mean, more or less, the same thing. just a new 4 letter word from south africa.
Frik is such a poes for stealing my girlfriend.
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