There are a lot of vulgarisms out there you can use to describe someone of an unpleasant personality, many of them scatological, such as jerk, ass, prick, dick, douchebag, etc. And these are all well and good. Useful on occassion.
And sometimes these words can be amusing.
But my personal favorite has always been peckerwood. And it’s not just because I have always been drawn to big words, though I do like big words.
No, I like peckerwood because it’s so descriptive. I like it because it flows off the tongue. It has a certain je ne sais quoi.
But sometimes it just doesn’t suffice. How would I describe a peckerwood like above who had personally screwed me over? Fortunately, more creative minds than my own have been wrestling with the subject for decades.
This is a breakthough on the level of penicillin, the wheel and the engine.
So, go ahead, start using the phrase. You’ll be the richer for it.