chulo
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chulo(
choo
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loh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(great)
a. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Y luego me enseñó su nuevo celular tan chulo!And then he showed me his cool new phone!
b. neat
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vimos un carro bien chulo en Acapulco.We saw a really neat car in Acapulco.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(good-looking)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cute
¿Viste la novia chula de Ethan?Did you see Ethan's cute girlfriend?
3. (arrogant)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. conceited
Aunque es abogado, no tiene que hablarme de manera tan chula.Even though he's a lawyer, he doesn't have to talk to me in such a conceited way.
b. cocky
No te pongas chulo conmigo; te conozco desde que eras un bebé.Don't get cocky with me; I've known you since you were a little baby.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (procurer)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pimp
El chulo llevaba un bastón enjoyado de diamantes robados cuando la policía lo detuvo.The pimp was carrying a cane encrusted with stolen diamonds when the police stopped him.
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chulo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (descarado)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cocky
ponerse chuloto get cocky
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cool
b. top (United Kingdom)
c. neat
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (descarado)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cocky person
4. (madrileño)
a. lower-class native of 18th-19th century Madrid
5. (proxeneta)
a. pimp
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chulo
adjective
1 (arrogante) cocky (familiar)
vino uno muy chulo y me insultó this guy comes up to me all cocky o bold as brass and insulted me (familiar); una mujer se abanicaba, muy chula ella, en la ventana a woman was fanning herself in the window, bold as brass o as brazen as you like; ponerse chulo: se puso en plan chulo he got all cocky (familiar); no te pongas chulo conmigo don't get cocky with me (familiar)
2 (bonito)
¡qué vestido más chulo! what a lovely dress!; ¡qué chulo me ha quedado el dibujo! my drawing looks great!; chica, estás chulísima (Latinoamérica) you look gorgeous
adverb
(Centroamérica) (México) well
jugar chulo to play well
(Hist) typical working-class person from Madrid
1 (also chulo putas) pimp
2 (Col) (buitre) vulture; buzzard; (EEUU)
3 (Taur) bullfighter's assistant
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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