Bichota is a word that is used in different parts of Latin America. This word can have different connotations depending on the territorial context in which it is expressed.
Mainly, Bichota is used by the inhabitants of Puerto Rico. For them, B ichota is a woman who has a high-ranking position. Although the meaning of the word is positive, the context in which it is used is negative, since this great position is attributed to the drug lords.
Bichota in other Latin American contexts
The word bichota, or its similar bicha, is used in other Spanish-speaking areas. The connotation of this term can vary from being positive to negative very easily, depending on the motives and the worldview of each of these places in which it is used.
In Venezuela, bichota or bicha, refers to a flirtatious woman. From this perspective, a bicha is a woman who does not put herself in his place, but flirts with the man who appears to her. For this reason, in this area the expression has a very negative meaning.
In the case of Argentina, bichota or bicha implies a powerful woman or, in more current concepts, empowered. Thus, for this territory the word has a positive meaning that differs greatly from the other meanings.
Controversy with the term bichota
Bichota, also refers to a song by the Colombian singer Karol G. This work was released at the end of 2020 and has been a great success and, also, a great controversy.
After the release of the song “Bichota” social networks exploded accusing the artist of promoting negative messages to her listeners. The main users who led these criticisms came from the central area of America.
Karol G, interpreter of “Bichota”, defended herself saying that for her the term expresses female empowerment and not the negative connotation attributed to it by the citizens of Puerto Rico. However, the ambiguity of the term means that its message is not clear and that the criticism may not stop.