cuco
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cuco(
koo
-
koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. cuckoo
El cuco abre la boca para que le den de comer insectos.The cuckoo opens his mouth to be fed with insects.
2. (Moses basket)
a. cradle
Los padres colocaron el cuco cerca de su cama para vigilar al bebé por la noche.The parents placed the cradle near their bed to watch over the baby at night.
3. (ghost) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
(Southern Cone)
a. bogeyman
Mi hijo sigue temiéndole al cuco aunque le digo que no existe.My son is still afraid of the bogeyman and I keep telling him that it does not exist.
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)
(sneaky)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. crafty
Los ladrones cucos se escaparon del banco sin ser captados por las cámaras.The crafty thieves escaped from the bank without being caught on camera.
b. sly
¡Qué cuca es María! Ha engañado a todo el mundo con ese truco.Maria is so sly! She fooled everyone with that trick.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sweet)
a. cute
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Este regalo es muy cuco y seguro que a tu madre le gusta.This gift is very cute and I am sure your mother will like it.
b. pretty
Mira qué falda más cuca me compré el otro día.Look what a pretty skirt I bought the other day.
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cuco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bonito)
a. pretty
2. (astuto)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. shrewd, canny
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. cuckoo
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cucoa cuca
adjective
1 [+persona] (taimado) sly; crafty; (astuto) shrewd
2 (bonito) pretty; cute
(persona) wily bird (familiar); sly one
1 (Ornitología) cuckoo
2 (oruga) grub; caterpillar
3 (jugador) gambler
4
hacer cuco a algn (México) to poke fun at sb
5 (S. Cone) (sabelotodo) smart guy (familiar); wise guy (familiar); know-all (familiar)
6 (Caribe) (sexo femenino) cunt (vulgar)
7 (And) (S. Cone) (fantasma) bogeyman
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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