chicharrón
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in sense 1).
chicharrón(
chee
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chah
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rrohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. pork cracklings
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tengo antojos de comer yuca frita con chicharrón bien crujiente.I'm craving fried yucca with really crispy pork cracklings.
b. pork scratchings (United Kingdom)
Los chicharrones de ese restaurante estaban muy grasosos para mi gusto.The pork scratchings at that restaurant were too greasy for my taste.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ringlet)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. curl
Si no me peino, se me hacen chicharrones en la frente.If I don't brush my hair, I get curls all across my forehead.
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).
3. (sycophant)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a. flatterer
No seas chicharrón o muy pronto tus cumplidos empezarán a parecer poco sinceros.Don't be such a flatterer, or very soon your compliments will start to seem disingenuous.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(having curls)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. curly
Me encanta mis cabellos chicharrones. Jamás me los alisaría.I love my curly hair. I would never straighten it.
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chicharrón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (frito)
a. pork crackling
chicharronescold processed meat made from pork
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chicharrón
1 (Culin)
chicharrones (de cerdo) pork scratchings; pork cracklings; (EEUU)
estar hecho un chicharrón [+carne] to be burnt to a cinder; [+persona] to be as red as a lobster (familiar)
2 (por el sol) lobster (familiar)
3 (Caribe) (adulador) flatterer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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