Well, it’s still a popular Spanish curse word that we often use to express frustration and bafflement.
My adopted grandma used to say “que puñeta” when I was little. Generally, people back then just said puñeta.
“puño” is a clenched fist or hand. A common reaction in times of agitation.
I wonder if this old curse word is also common in other provinces in our country as well? – A