1. (pejorative) (uneducated) 
a. uncouth 
Son tan catetos que desconocen los buenos modales.They're so uncouth they don't have any manners.
Piensan que somos catetos, porque no terminamos la escuela.They think we're uncultured, because we didn't finish school.
masculine noun
2. (geometry) 
a. cathetus 
Los catetos de un triángulo rectángulo se unen en el ángulo recto.The catheti of a right triangle meet at a right angle.
b. leg 
Calcula la longitud de los catetos del triángulo.Calculate the length of the legs of the triangle.
masculine or feminine noun
3. (colloquial) (pejorative) (uneducated person) 
a. yokel (colloquial) (pejorative) 
Esos catetos no pueden diferenciar un buen vino de uno barato.Those yokels can't tell a good wine from a cheap one.
b. hick (colloquial) (pejorative) (United States) 
Es un estereotipo decir que la gente del campo son unos catetos.It's a stereotype that people from the country are hicks.
1. (pejorative) 
a. uncultured, uncouth 
2. (pejorative) 
a. country bumpkin 
3. (geometry) 
a. cathetus 
catetoa cateta
yokel (familiar); hick (familiar); (EEUU)
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