Quick answer
"Cuss" is a noun which is often translated as "la palabrota", and "geezer" is a noun which is often translated as "el viejo". Learn more about the difference between "cuss" and "geezer" below.
cuss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (swear word)
a. la palabrota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Marlene let out a cuss on seeing the hole in the fence through which the dogs had escaped.Marlene soltó una palabrota al ver el hueco en la cerca por donde se habían escapado los perros.
b. la mala palabra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You should have heard the stream of cusses that Dave let out when he saw what the reporter had written.Tenías que haber oído la sarta de malas palabras que soltó Dave al ver lo que había escrito el reportero.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(annoying person)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Grainger is a stubborn cuss; he'll never sell that piece of land to us.Grainger es un tipo terco; nunca nos va a vender aquella parcela.
b. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la tía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'd never have asked him to work for us if I'd known what an awkward cuss he was.Nunca le habría pedido que trabajara para nosotros si hubiera sabido que era un tío tan difícil.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to curse)
a. decir palabrotas
Will you stop cussing and listen to me?¿Quieres dejar de decir palabrotas y escucharme a mí?
b. maldecir
Stephanie cusses like a sailor when she's mad.Stephanie sabe maldecir como un marinero cuando está enojada.
c. despotricar
It was obvious that Fred was angry since he kept cussing under his breath.Era evidente que Fred estaba enojado ya que que no paraba de despotricar en voz baja.
d. jurar
You shouldn't cuss on social media; it gives a bad impression.No deberías jurar en las redes sociales; da una mala impresión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to swear at)
a. insultar
When I didn't give him any money, the beggar cussed me and spat on the ground.Cuando no le di dinero, el mendigo me insultó y escupió en el suelo.
b. poner de vuelta y media a
Joe's boss was cussing him for wasting time.El jefe de Joe lo estaba poniendo de vuelta y media por perder tiempo.
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geezer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(old man)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el viejo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The old geezer next door always says hi.El viejo de al lado siempre dice hola.
b. el vejestorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
There's an old geezer in the park who's always shouting abuse at people passing by.Hay un vejestorio en el parque que siempre lanza insultos a la gente que pasa.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(guy) (United Kingdom)
a. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That electrician looks like a bit of dodgy geezer to me.Ese electricista me parece un tipo poco fiable.
b. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I met this geezer down the pub who was selling tickets for the concert.Conocí a un tío en el pub que vendía entradas para el concierto.
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