Chulo in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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chulo, -a
adjective
1. cocky (descarado) (peninsular Spanish)
  • ponerse chulo, -a to get cocky
2. cool (informal) (bonito) (peninsular Spanish, Mexican Spanish), top (British), neat (United States)
masculine or feminine noun
3. cocky person (descarado) (peninsular Spanish)
4. = lower-class native of 18th-19th century Madrid
masculine noun
5. pimp (proxeneta)
chulo
adjective
1 (arrogante) cocky (familiar)
vino uno muy chulo y me insultó this guy comes up to me all cocky o bold as brass and insulted me (familiar); una mujer se abanicaba, muy chula ella, en la ventana a woman was fanning herself in the window, bold as brass o as brazen as you like; ponerse chulo: se puso en plan chulo he got all cocky (familiar); no te pongas chulo conmigo don't get cocky with me (familiar)
2 (bonito)
¡qué vestido más chulo! what a lovely dress!; ¡qué chulo me ha quedado el dibujo! my drawing looks great!; chica, estás chulísima (Latinoamérica) you look gorgeous
adverb
(Centroamérica) (México) well
jugar chulo to play well
(Hist) typical working-class person from Madrid
1 (also chulo putas) pimp
2 (Col) (buitre) vulture; buzzard; (EEUU)
3 (Taur) bullfighter's assistant
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