feminine noun
1. pumpkin, gourd
  • dar calabazas a alguien (informal figurative) -> to turn somebody down(a pretendiente), to knock somebody back; (British) to fail o (en exámenes) flunk somebody (United States)

calabaza [cah-lah-bah’-thah]
1. The fruit of the pumpkin or gourd. (Botany) (f)
  • Calabaza anaranjada, orange-fruited gourd. Calabaza verruguer -> or verrugosa, warted gourd
2. Calabash. (f)
3. Small button joining the ring of a key. (f)
  • Dar calabazas -> 1. to reprove, to censure. 2. To give a denial; to give the mitten: applied to a woman who rejects a proposal of marriage.
  • Llevar calabazas -> to be dismissed, to be sent away
  • Salir calabazas -> to be plucked, to fail in an examination
4. (fig.) Dolt (idiota). (f)
5. Bonce, head (cabeza). (f)

1 (Botánica) pumpkin; (recipiente) gourd; calabash
2 (idiota) dolt
3 (cabeza) bonce (muy_familiar); nut (familiar); noggin (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
dar calabazas a [+candidato, estudiante] to fail; [+amante] to jilt; (ofender) to snub; offend; llevarse o recibir calabazas [+estudiante] to fail; [+amante] to be jilted; salir calabaza to be a flop (familiar); prove a miserable failure

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