But wait.. why would you want to learn the Yoruba vocabulary of insults though? Using derogatory words is not cool.. but of course, you might need it once in a while for some people. So, yeah.. I think I’m willing to share top 15 derogatory words or insults or swear words in Yoruba language. But please, use with care!
This means “a person of bad head”. The head used there doesn’t mean a person’s head literally but a person’s destiny or fate. This Yoruba insult is used to tell the recipient that they have a bad destiny or fate. Of course, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.
This means, “a person fond of rubbish”.
This means, “a person fond of scoring zero/ failing at something”.
This means, “a lady that sells sex or overtly exposes their body”.
This means, “a person of gossips”.
This is perhaps the most common Yoruba insult. It means “Fool”.
Olè is different from Ọ̀lẹ. Note the tonal marks’ differences. Olè means “Thief”.
This means, “a person that they have used an habit to do/ or too fond of a bad habit”.
This means “insane or mad person”.
This means “a person with spoilt life”.
This means, “A grown person that can’t think”.
This means, “Dullard”.
This means, “a wretchedly poor person”.
This means, “A slow person or a dummy”.
This means, “Dullard or fool”.
This means, “a vain or empty person”.
This means, “a lazy person”.
This means, “a person whose life cannot succeed”.
This means, “a wayward or badly behaved person”.
This means, “a Rubbish person”.
Hope you enjoyed the list? If you have more, feel free to comment your own!