Bajón: Spanish Slang Words and Phrases

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What does «bajón» mean in Spanish Slang Words and Phrases?  

Bajón is the slang for pésimo or malísimo, which means “a downer”. Other Spanish slang words and phrases derivative from “bajón” are “bajonearse”, “bajonear”, “qué bajón” and “es un bajón”. A synonym of “un bajón” is “un garrón”, another Argentine lunfardo.


How frequently is this Argentine slang word used? 

High frequency word. Argentinians use this slang word quite frequently, especially in informal conversations.

Examples of this Spanish slang word in use:

  • “En este país no hay dulce de leche. ¡Qué bajón!”.
  • “Marcos desaprobó el examen. ¡Qué bajón!”. 
  • “Van a cerrar el parque por tres semanas. ¡Bajón!”.
  • “No puedo comer lácteos ni harinas. ¡Un bajón!”
  • “Mi profesor favorito se jubiló. ¡Bajón!”.
  • “Mi jefe no me da las vacaciones. ¡Qué bajón!”.
  • “La mamá de Jazmín no la deja venir a la fiesta. ¡Qué bajón!”
  • “Tengo COVID. ¡Un bajón!”.
  • “Es un bajón que no puedas viajar con nosotros”. 

Interesting facts about this word:

There is a verb related to the noun “bajón”. This verb is “bajonearse”, meaning “to get sad or depressed”. For example: “Juan se re bajoneó cuando su equipo perdió”.  

Source: Diccionario argentino

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