to be pissed off
(literally: to be male whore)
Por la forma que me contestó se notaba que estaba puto.
You could tell from the way he answered me that he was pissed off.
Meanings elsewhere: womanizer (Nic), homosexual (Bol), male prostitute (Mex, etc)
See also: berraco
it’s f**king awesome
(literally: it is of the whores)
This seemingly grammatically incorrect saying is Colombia’s answer to Spain’s de puta madre.
(literally: a lying-down policeman)
Ahh the old ‘sleeping cop’ — perhaps the most visual Colombianismo and without a doubt one of my favorites since my first month in Colombia.
Elsewhere: tope (Mex), badén (Sp), lomo de burro (Arg), rompemuelle (Bol&Per)