bolo
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 6).
bolo(
boh
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loh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sport)
a. bowling pin (in ten-pin bowling)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tiré y casi derribo todos los bolos.I bowled and almost knocked down all the bowling pins.
b. tenpin (in ten-pin bowling) (United Kingdom)
La bola no derribó ningún bolo.The bowling ball didn't hit any tenpins.
c. skittle (on grass) (United Kingdom)
Manuel derribó todos los bolos en su primer disparo.Manuel knocked over all the skittles in his first shot.
2. (anatomy)
a. bolus
Luego de tragar, el bolo alimenticio pasa al estómago.The food bolus moves to the stomach after swallowing.
3. (religious)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. coins (at baptism)
Mi hermano trajo bolos y regalos para los asistentes del bautizo de su ahijado.My brother brought coins and gifts for the attendees at his godson's baptism.
4. (medicine)
a. large pill
Estas vitaminas vienen en bolos o cápsulas.These vitamins come in large pills or capsules.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(currency)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. one-bolivar coin
En la billetera solo tenía un par de bolos.I only had a couple of one-bolivar coins in my wallet.
6. (music)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. gig
Esta noche, la banda tiene un bolo en un bar de jazz.The band is playing a gig at a jazz bar tonight.
7. (film, theater, television)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. extra role
Como actor, es triste tener que vivir haciendo bolos.As an actor, it's sad having to make a living playing extra roles.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
8. (drunk person)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. drunkard
El bolo sentado afuera del bar fue transladado en una ambulancia.An ambulance took away the drunkard who was sitting outside the bar.
b. boozer
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me gusta beber alcohol, pero no soy un bolo.I like drinking alcohol, but I'm not a boozer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9. (intoxicated)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. drunk
Salí del bar y me tomé un taxi porque estaba muy bolo para manejar.I left the bar and took a cab because I was too drunk to drive.
b. sloshed
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Anoche me puse bolo y ahora tengo una resaca terrible.Last night I got sloshed and now I have a terrible hangover.
c. plastered
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
El hombre bolo que estaba causando problemas fue echado del bar.The plastered man who was making trouble was kicked out from the bar.
d. pissed
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(United Kingdom)
Lucía está tan bola que no puedo entender lo que dice.Lucia is so pissed that I can't understand what she's saying.
bolos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (sport)
a. bowling
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tuve mi última fiesta de cumpleaños en una pista de bolos.I hosted my last birthday party at a bowling alley.
b. ten-pin bowling (United Kingdom)
¿Necesitas zapatos especiales para jugar a los bolos?Do you need special shoes to play ten-pin bowling?
c. skittles (on grass) (United Kingdom)
Podemos ir afuera a jugar a los bolos o al cricket.We can go outside and play skittles or cricket.
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bolo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sports)
a. bowling pin
(el juego de) los bolos(tenpin) bowling
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. gig
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. boozer
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bolo
1 (cilindro) skittle; ninepin; (EEUU)
andar en bolo (And) to be naked
ir en bolo (Caribe) to run off; run away
tumbar bolo (And) to do well; bring it off
2 bolos (juego) skittles
singular
; (s)
ninepins
singular
; (EEUU) (s)
[juego] de bolos
echar a rodar los bolos to stir up trouble; make mischief
3 (Med) large pill
4 (Naipes) slam
5 (moneda) (Caribe) one-peso coin; (Ven) one-bolívar coin
6 (México) (regalo) christening present from godparents; (from godparents)
7 (pene) prick (vulgar)
bolo (Centroamérica) (Cuba) (México)
adjective
drunk
drunk
bolo
(Música) gig; concert
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