Take a look at this picture, and for those of you who've heard this word before,this picture is not what you think...
Panocha is actually a form of brown sugar, but I don't suggest that you walk into a grocery store asking for panocha, because you'll get several rude looks, and you'd be getting off easy.
Somewhere along the way panocha became a vulgar term for vagina (vagina is the same word in both Spanish and English, just a different pronunciation). In English, panocha means pussy. And it's just as vulgar in Spanish as pussy is in English.
You can't use panocha as an insult, it's strictly for the female body part.
Below is a list of the other Spanish words I know of that you can use to talk about that part of the female anatomy:
Vagina - This is the medical term
Almeja, Almejita - Actually means clam
Araña - Spider
Chuca - Not sure if there is an English translation
Panochita - This is a cuter (but still vulgar) way of saying panocha
That's it for now. And ladies, I haven't forgotten you. My next post will be about terms for the male body part!
**EDIT: This blog is no longer active, but you can find more of the same great content at:
No Seas Pelangoche - http://pelangoche.blogspot.com/