masculine noun
1. kit bag
  • doblar el petate (informal figurative) -> to kick the bucket (CAm, Mexican Spanish)
  • liar el petate (informal figurative) -> to pack one's bags and go; (marcharse) (peninsular Spanish) to kick the bucket (morir) (CAm, Mexican Spanish)

petate [pay-tah’-tay]
1. Fine sort of mat made of palm; used for a sleeping-mat by the natives in South America and the Philippines (para dormir). (m)
2. Impostor, swindler, extorter (estafador). (m)
3. A good for-nothing fellow, a despicable person, poor devil (pobre hombre). (Province; Provinicial) (m)
  • Líar el petate -> (coll.) to pack up one's duds, to move away or be dismissed

1 (estera) grass mat; especialmente (Latinoamérica) [de palma] mat of palm leaves; (para dormir) sleeping mat
2 (equipaje) bundle of bedding and belongings; (Mil) kit bag
liar el petate to pack; (irse) to pack up and go; clear out (familiar); (morir) to kick the bucket (familiar)
3 (estafador) cheat; trickster
4 (pobre hombre) poor devil
se descubrió el petate the fraud was uncovered

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