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polkupyörätaksi {{wikipedia}} etymology polkupyörä ‘bicycle’ + taksi ‘taxi’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. pedicab, cycle rickshaw, bike taxi cycle rickshaw used as taxi
Synonyms: fillaritaksi (colloquial)
related terms:
  • polkupyöräriksa (cycle rickshaw as vehicle)
polla
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) head
anagrams:
  • pallo
pollari pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈpolːɑri/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (nautical) A bollard.
  2. (informal) police officer
Synonyms: (police) poliisi
polle
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (humorous, childish) horse
  2. (colloquial) Big H, boy, dope, junk, H, horse, Ron, shit, skag, smack street name of heroin Täytyy taas tykittää pollea, on niin paha olo. I must inject some horse again, I feel so bad.
Synonyms: (heroin) hepo, heroiini
polytetrafluorieteeni
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. polytetrafluoroethylene tough synthetic resin
Synonyms: PTFE, teflon (colloquial)
pomo etymology From Russian помощник 〈pomoŝnik〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈpomo]
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) boss
anagrams:
  • mopo
pompotella etymology Onomatopetic, from pompottaa > frequentative form thereof
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. to bounce (to cause to move quickly up and down) Poika pompottelee palloa takapihalla. The boy is bouncing a ball at the backyard.
  2. (colloquial) to continuously recruit or force someone to do odd job and chores
poppa
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (childish) hot
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (childish) fire, hot thing
poppakonsti etymology poppa + konsti
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) magic trick, charm Ei siihen oo mitään poppakonstia. There's no magic charm to it, i.e. There's nothing to it, it's easy.
Synonyms: taikakeino, taikatemppu (standard)
poppoo {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈpopːoː]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A group of people; gang, lot.
Synonyms: (colloquial) porukka
popula
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) group of people, gang
anagrams:
  • loppua
porata {{Finnish index}} etymology
  • pora- (genitive singular stem of pora) + -ta
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To drill.
  2. (intransitive, colloquial, dialectal) To cry.
  3. (transitive, computer/internet slang) To shoot through walls in shooting games, to wallbang.
anagrams:
  • poraat, tarpoa
porhaltaa
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) To drive fast, to race.
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of porhaltaa
porho {{Finnish index}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A very wealthy or affluent person; moneybags
Synonyms: rahamies
pornoleffa
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) porn movie
portata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈportɑtɑ/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (computing, colloquial) to port
related terms:
  • portti
anagrams:
  • portaat
portsari etymology < portieeri < French portier
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) bouncer
portto etymology Derived from Swedish porto.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) A harlot, whore, (female) prostitute.
Almost never used when referring a male person, in which case it is extremely obscene. Synonyms: huora, ilotyttö, prostituoitu
anagrams:
  • portot, protot
poru
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) cry
anagrams:
  • puro, Urpo
porukka {{Finnish index}} etymology From Russian порука 〈poruka〉, probably through misunderstanding. pronunciation
  • /ˈporukːɑ/
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) gang, band, crowd
  2. (colloquial, in the plural) folks (one's parents and immediate family)
Synonyms: (colloquial) poppoo
pose
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) jail
posketon
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) very funny, absurd
possu {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • /ˈposːu/
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (hypocoristic, childish) piggy, pig, piglet
  2. (hypocoristic, childish) a slovenly person
  3. pork
Synonyms: (piggy) porsas, (pork) porsas
potaatti {{Finnish index}} etymology Swedish potatis pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) potato
Synonyms: peruna
potentiometri {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈpo̞t̪e̞n̪t̪io̞ˌme̞t̪ri]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. potentiometer
Synonyms: (colloquial) potikka
potikka pronunciation
  • [ˈpotikːa]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A potentiometer.
Synonyms: (standard language) potentiometri
potkuri etymology potkia + uri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (aeronautics) A propeller, prop.
  2. (nautical) A screw, propeller.
  3. (informal) A short form of potkukelkka.
Synonyms: propelli
potkut
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of potku
  2. (colloquial) dismissal, axing, sack
Synonyms: (dismissal) erottaminen, fudut
potta pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈpotːɑ]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A potty
  2. (colloquial) A chamberpot
Synonyms: yöastia
anagrams:
  • potat, tapot, topat
pottu pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈpotːu/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) potato, spud
  2. potty
  3. (colloquial) bottle, especially one of booze
Synonyms:
  1. peruna
  2. potta
  3. pullo
, peruna, potta, pullo
anagrams:
  • potut, putot, tupot
pottuvarvas etymology pottu ‘potato’ + varvas ‘toe’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) big toe
Synonyms: isovarvas
potuttaa
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) to be annoy, vex
prenikka etymology From Russian пряник 〈prânik〉.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, pejorative) gewgaw showy decoration, especially a mark of honor
  2. (dated) gingerbread
Synonyms: ansiomerkki, kunniamerkki
prepata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To prep, prepare homework, examination.
presidentti {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A president (a head of state or a chairperson).
Synonyms: (colloquial) pressa
anagrams:
  • presidentit
pressa etymology From presidentti.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) prez
pressanvaali etymology pressan ‘of the prez’ + vaali ‘election’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) presidential election
Synonyms: presidentinvaali
prikka etymology From Swedish bricka.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A washer, clout (archaic).
  2. A slug (counterfeit coin used to steal from vending machines).
  3. (dialectal) A medal.
  4. (dialectal) A tray.
Synonyms: (washer) aluslaatta, (medal) mitali, prenikka, (tray) tarjotin
anagrams:
  • parkki, Pirkka
prikulleen
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) precisely
Synonyms: tarkalleen, tismalleen
printteri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, computing) printer
Synonyms: kirjoitin
printti pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈprintːi]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) print text printed by a printer
anagrams:
  • printit
proffa
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) prof, professor
proge
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, music) prog rock, progressive rock
proggis
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) A program
proopuska
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) alternative spelling of propuska
propelli
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) A propeller.
Synonyms: potkuri
proppu
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, electricity) fuse
  2. wall plug/screw anchor
  3. (pathology) tonsillolith, tonsil stone
Synonyms: (electricity) sulake, (electricity) varoke
propuska etymology From Russian пропуск 〈propusk〉 > meaning extended probably through misunderstanding pronunciation
  • [ˈproːpuskɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
Alternative forms: proopuska
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) authorization, certificate, permit, licence, or other official document required by a bureaucracy.
Synonyms: asiakirja
proseduuri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) A procedure.
  2. (computing) A procedure.
Synonyms: menettely
prossa
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (computing, colloquial) microprocessor
  2. (colloquial) A percent
anagrams:
  • porsas
proto
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) prototype
Synonyms: prototyyppi
provikka
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) commission a fee charged
Synonyms: provisio
provinssi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A province (subdivision of government usually one step below the national level).
  2. (colloquial) The countryside, country (rural area).
pruukata {{Finnish index}} Alternative forms: bruukata etymology From Swedish bruka
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to be a habit, to do habitually, to tend to Meillä pruukataan juoda kahvi mustana. We (habitually) drink our coffee black. Paikalliset pruukaavat riehumaan oikein urakalla konserteissa. The locals tend to go wild at concerts.
prätkä {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈpræt̪kæ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) motorcycle, chopper
Synonyms: moottoripyörä
anagrams:
  • kärpät
psori
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, pathology) psoriasis
Synonyms: psoriaasi
anagrams:
  • porsi, ropsi
psoriaasi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (pathology) psoriasis
Synonyms: (colloquial) psori
psyka
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) psychology
psyko pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) psycho
psyykata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To influence by suggestion.
Synonyms: suggeroida
pubi etymology From English pub.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) pub, public house
pudota etymology + ta pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive) To drop, fall (down/off), slip. Se putosi käsiäni. It dropped out of my fingers.
  2. (intransitive, slang) To burst out laugh.
Synonyms: (to drop, fall off) tippua
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of pudottaa
  2. fi-form of pudottaa
  3. fi-form of pudottaa
puhki
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. through
  2. mennä puhki: to puncture, burst open, blow out
  3. (colloquial) olla puhki: to be tired
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of puhkia
  2. fi-form of puhkia
  3. fi-form of puhkia
  4. fi-form of puhkia
puhujapönttö etymology puhuja + pönttö
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) lectern a stand with a slanted top used to support a speaker's notes
Synonyms: puhujapöytä
puhutko englantia {{phrasebook}}
phrase: {{fi-phrase}}
  1. (informal) do you speak English?
puhutko suomea pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈpuɦutko ˈsuɔmeɑ/
phrase: {{head}}
  1. do you speak Finnish? (informal)
pukki pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈpukːi/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A male goat, billygoat; a buck.
  2. (colloquial) A lecherous man.
  3. A sawhorse.
  4. (colloquial) A check or checkmark (✓).
  5. Santa Claus, Santa.
  6. (colloquial) A driver's seat.
  7. (informal, gymnastics) A vaulting horse
Synonyms: (lecherous man) huoripukki, (sawhorse) sahapukki, (Santa) joulupukki, joulu-ukko, (vaulting horse (standard language)) hyppyteline
anagrams:
  • pikku
puleerata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To shine (to polish)
Synonyms: kiillottaa, puunata
pulittaa {{Finnish index}} etymology From Russian slang пулит 〈pulit〉. pronunciation
  • [ˈpulitːɑː(ʔ)]
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) cough up (to pay money)
anagrams:
  • liputtaa
pulju
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. tub
  2. (colloquial) company
pullapelti etymology pulla + pelti
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) baking tray
Synonyms: paistopelti, uunipelti
pullikoida
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To resist.
pullistella {{Finnish index}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. to flex, flex one's muscles to tense and bend one's flexor muscles
  2. (colloquial) to talk big
  3. (colloquial) to flex one's muscles to show off one's strength or skills
pultsari etymology From puliukko.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A drunkard.
anagrams:
  • pursilta
pultti
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A bolt, as a metal fastener.
  2. (colloquial) A fit of rage.
anagrams:
  • pultit
pulu {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈpulu]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) feral pigeon ({{taxlink}})
  2. cushat informal term for domesticated pigeons
Synonyms: (Columba livia domestica) kesykyyhky
related terms:
  • kyyhky
  • kesykyyhky
  • kalliokyyhky
pummata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to bum
pummi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, pejorative) bum, hobo, vagabond homeless person
  2. bum person who doesn't do their share or lets others pay their part of a bill etc.
  3. panhandler urban beggar
  4. miss failure to hit a target Ammuin kolmannella ampumispaikalla kolme pummia ja menetin mahdollisuuteni voittoon. I shot three misses on the third shooting round and lost my chances to win.
  5. When used adverbially in adessive singular indicates avoidance of a fee, such as a movie ticket or hotel bill. Matkustan usein pummilla raitiovaunussa. I often dodge the fare in a tram. Söin eilen pummilla ruokalassa. I skipped paying yesterday in the canteen.
Synonyms: (failure to hit) huti, ohilaukaus
pummia
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of pummi
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to snatch, steal Se yritti pummia multa röökin. He tried to snatch a fag from me.
pumppu {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. pump
  2. (colloquial) heart
related terms:
  • pumpata
  • pumppaus
punainen maito etymology punainen - from the color of the carton in which this type of milk is sold; maito
noun: {{head}}
  1. (informal) whole milk consumer product: pasteurized and homogenized milk from which nothing has been removed, at least in principle; in Finland the fat content has been standardized to 3,5 %
Synonyms: täysmaito, kulutusmaito (dated, used until 1996)
punakone etymology puna + kone
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (figuratively, humorous) Literally “Red Machine”; a Soviet sports team, especially in ice hockey.
punikki etymology puna + kki
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (derogatory, historical) red supporter of socialist ideas
This term is often connected with the of 1918.
punkero {{Finnish index}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) fatty Mistä ihmeestä tuo punkero löytää itselleen sopivia vaatteita? Where in the world does that fatty find decent clothes for herself?
Synonyms: läski
punkka
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. bunk, berth
  2. (colloquial) bed
Synonyms: (bed) vuode (standard), sänky, peti, pehkut {{g}} (colloquial)
punkku
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) red wine
Synonyms: punaviini
puntis etymology Possibly from Swedish bondpermission.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (military slang) AWOL (absence without proper authority).
Synonyms: (slang) bunde, punttaaminen, luvaton poissaolo
puntti
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, weightlifting) weight
  2. (colloquial) leg of trousers, trouser leg
Synonyms: (weight) paino, (trouser leg) lahje
anagrams:
  • puntit
punttis etymology Contraction of punttisali.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, weightlifting) gym
puoliksi
adjective: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of puoli
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of puoli
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. in half, fifty-fifty (into two equal parts) panna puoliksi = to go halves
Synonyms: puokkiin (childish, hypochoristic)
related terms:
  • kahtia
pupu {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈpupu]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (childish) hare, bunny
Synonyms: jänis (standard), kani (standard), pupujussi
pupujussi etymology pupu + jussi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (childish) bunny hare or rabbit
This word is often used in fable of a hare or rabbit. Synonyms: jänis (standard), kani (standard), pupu
purilainen
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) hamburger, burger
purkka
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) chewing gum, bubble gum type of candy
  2. (music) bubblegum pop music style
Synonyms: purukumi
purkkari pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (nautical, slang) purjevene
  2. (nautical, slang) purjehduskenkä
pusia
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To kiss.
anagrams:
  • paisu, supia
puska pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) bush, shrub plant
  2. (colloquial) bush pubic hair
anagrams:
  • paksu
pussailla etymology From Swedish pussa > pussata > frequentative form thereof.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to kiss repeatedly
related terms:
  • pusu
pussailu {{Finnish index}} etymology From pussailla, a frequentative form of pussata. pronunciation
  • [ˈpusːɑilu]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) kissing, smooching
pussata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈpusːɑtɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to kiss, smooch, peck
related terms:
  • pusu
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