petarda is the feminine form of petardo.
2. (colloquial) (spliff) (Spain)
La poli pilló a Hugo fumándose un petardo y lo detuvo.The cops caught Hugo smoking a joint and arrested him.
3. (colloquial) (boring thing) (Spain)masculine or feminine noun
Vaya petardo de libro me ha regalado mi madre.The book my mother bought me was a real bore!
4. (colloquial) (boring person)
Si algo no soporto es rodearme de petardos, ¡necesito divertirme!If there's something I can't stand it's being surrounded by bores, I need to have fun!
5. (colloquial) (ugly person) (Spain)
a. hag (for a woman)
La hermana de Juan es una petarda aunque él y su otro hermano son guapísimos.Juan's sister is a hag even though he and his brother are really good-looking.
b. old hag (for a woman)
Mi vecina es una petarda que ni con todo el maquillaje del mundo puede ser guapa.My neighbor is such an old hag, all the make-up in the world wouldn't make her look good.
c. worm (for a man)
¿Cómo una chica tan guapa puede estar con un petardo así?How can such a beautiful woman be with such a worm?
d. creep (for a man)
Martín era un bombón de joven y ahora es un auténtico petardo.Martin was handsome when he was young but now he is a real creep.
b. banger (United Kingdom)
¡qué petardo de película!what a boring film!
3. (colloquial) (Spain)
a. horror, ugly person
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