coima

coima(
koy
-
mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(money for illegal activity)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bribe
La policía y los funcionarios acá no aceptan coimas.Police and civil servants don't take bribes around here.
El senador le ofreció al policía una coima a cambio de que no le diera una multa.The senator offered the cop a bribe in exchange for not giving him a ticket.
b. backhander
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Se rumorea que el alcalde recibe coimas de las constructoras locales.It is rumored that the mayor gets backhanders from local construction companies.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(act of bribing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bribery
La coima está muy extendida en este país.Bribery is widespread in this country.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(domestic servant)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. maid
Dile a la coima que limpie todo este desastre.Tell the maid to clean up this mess.
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coima
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a. bribe
b. backhander (United Kingdom)
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coima
1 (Latinoamérica) (soborno) backhander (familiar); sweetener (familiar); bribe; (acto) bribing; bribery
2 (en el juego) rake-off (familiar)
3 (concubina) concubine; (puta) whore
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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