Piltrafa is a noun of uncertain origin that is used to refer to a very skinny meat that is actually more composed of nerves or skin. In addition to this, depending on the geographical area, its use can have different connotations.

The term piltrafa can be used interchangeably with the word piltraca . Both its use and meaning are the same and the two words are fully accepted by the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language.

Pil Trafa

In some Latin American contexts, the use of piltrafa can be found making a hyphenation. This is to refer to an Argentine artist named Enrique Hector Chalar.

Pil Trafa is a singer and songwriter with extensive experience in punk and similar rhythms. He has been active in this sector from the eighties to the present and has formed and participated in different punk bands since their inception.

Different uses of the word piltrafa

  1. In an extensive way, the plural of piltrafa is used to designate the waste of something . This type of meaning is used mainly for food scraps, for example, “Pedro, throw away the rubbish left on the plates.”
  2. Piltrafa can also be used to refer to something that is very deteriorated. In this case, the use is not restricted to any specific type of object, for example, “you have the bag turned into a wreck”.
  3. The word piltrafa is also used to refer to people. One of these uses is, namely, to designate a very skinny person or that his physical build is very thin or “little meat”.
  4. In addition to the above, piltrafa has a pejorative use to imply the triviality of certain actions or conditions of a person . Thus, the designation of the term can point to physical, moral or other aspects; for example, “Diego, I don’t want to see you again with that wretched friend that you have” or “from that moment Jorge was a complete wreck.”
  5. Finally, piltrafa or piltraca are used to refer to a woman who is despicable for different reasons, especially moral ones. For this case, the use of piltraca is more common.