chisme

chisme(
chees
-
meh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (idle talk)
a. gossip
El chisme acabó con su reputación.Gossip destroyed his reputation.
b. piece of gossip
Ven acá para que te cuente un chisme.Come here so I can tell you a piece of gossip.
c. rumor
¿Oíste el chisme de Claudia y el lechero?Did you hear the rumor about Claudia and the milkman?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(small item)
a. thing
Pásame ese chisme para arreglar el tubo.Hand me that thing for fixing the pipe.
b. thingy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hay un chisme que sale de la caja. ¿Qué es?There's a thingy sticking out of the box. What is it?
c. thingamajig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El chisme del baño se rompió.The thingamajig in the bathroom broke.
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chisme
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cotilleo)
a. rumor, piece of gossip
2. (colloquial)
a. thingamajig, thingy
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chisme
1 (cosa) thing
¿y este chisme para qué sirve? and what's this thing for?; tiene la cartera llena de chismes her bag is full of all sorts of things o bits and pieces; un chisme para cortar metal a thing o whatnot (familiar) o thingummyjig (familiar) for cutting metal with
2 (cotilleo)
se sabe todos los chismes he knows all the gossip; me contó un chisme sobre Juan she told me the gossip about Juan
siempre anda con chismes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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