Usage note
This word is often capitalized in the sense shown in 3).
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catrín(
kah
-
treen
)
adjective
1. (colloquial) (dressed up) (Central America) (Mexico) 
Ese joven es muy catrín, siempre va muy elegante a todos lados.That young man's very well-dressed. He always looks smart wherever he goes.
masculine noun
2. (well-groomed person) (Central America) (Mexico) 
a. dandy (masculine) 
Un grupo de catrines estaba llegando a la gala.A group of dandies were arriving at the gala.
b. dude (colloquial) (masculine) (United States) 
¿A dónde va tan elegante ese catrín?Where's that elegant dude going?
masculine or feminine noun
3. (smartly dressed man or woman with their face made up to represent a decoratively painted skull) (Mexico) 
a. skeleton gentleman (masculine) 
El Catrín y la Catrina son íconos de la cultura mexicana que deben su origen a un grabado de José Guadalupe Posada.The skeleton lady and skeleton gentleman are icons of Mexican culture that owe their origins to an etching by Jose Guadalupe Posada.
b. skeleton lady (feminine) 
Quiero disfrazarme de Catrina para el día de Muertos.I want to dress up as a skeleton lady for the Day of the Dead.
catrín
(Centroamérica) (México) toff (familiar); dude (familiar); (EEUU)
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