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cuero

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cuero(
kweh
-
roh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (material)
a. leather
Esta chaqueta es de cuero genuino.This jacket is made of real leather.
2. (untanned animal pelt)
a. hide
Matan a los tigres por su cuero.They kill tigers for their hides.
b. skin
Este cuero de vaca será usado para hacer una alfombra.This cow skin will be used to make a rug.
3. (leather canteen)
a. wineskin
El borracho bebió todo el vino de su cuero.The drunkard drank all the wine from his wineskin.
4. (whip)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. whip
El amo azotó al esclavo con un cuero.The master lashed the slave with a whip.
5. (hardware)
a. washer
El plomero cambió el cuero de la canilla que estaba perdiendo.The plumber changed the washer of the faucet that was leaking.
6. (sports)
a. ball
Ramírez saltó, cabeceó el cuero y anotó el primer gol del partido.Ramirez jumped, headed the ball, and scored the first goal of the game.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(prostitute)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. hooker
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El cuero le cobró $230 al putero.The hooker charged the john $230.
b. whore
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)
Todas las mujeres que andan por esa calle por la noche son cueros.All the women who walk around on that street at night are whores.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(attractive person)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. hottie
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ay, Dios, pero tu amigo es un cuero. ¿Cómo se llama?Oh my God, your friend is a hottie. What's his name?
b. babe
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tu prima es un cuero. Debería trabajar como modelo.Your cousin is a babe. She should work as a model.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(insolence)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
a. nerve
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Luisa tuvo el cuero de gritarme en la cara!Luisa had the nerve to yell in my face!
10.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(percussion instrument)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. drum
Ya oirás como suenan los cueros cuando andes por las calles de Simpson.You'll hear how the drums play when you walk through the streets of Simpson.
11. (skin of a drum)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. head
Antiguamente, montaban los cueros de las tumbadoras poniéndolos cerca del fuego para que se hicieran más flexibles.In the old days, they used to mount the conga heads by putting them close to the fire to make them more flexible.
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).
12.
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)
(feminine romantic partner)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. lover
El cuero de Gerardo lo extorsionaba, amenazándolo con contarle a su mujer sobre su affaire.Gerardo's lover blackmailed him, threatening to tell his wife about the affair.
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cuero
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material)
a. leather
una chamarra de cueroa leather jacket
2. (piel de animal)
a. skin
3. (piel curtida)
a. hide
cuero cabelludoscalp
en cueros (vivos)stark-naked
4. (látigo)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. whip
5. (pejorative)
a. bird (United Kingdom)
b. broad
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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cuero
1 (piel) (curtida) leather; (sin curtir) skin; hide; [de conejo] pelt
una chaqueta de cuero a leather jacket
andar en cueros to go about stark naked
dejar a algn en cueros to clean sb out (familiar)
cuero adobado tanned skin
cuero cabelludo scalp
cuero charolado patent leather
2 (odre) wineskin
3 (borracho) old soak (muy_familiar)
estar hecho un cuero to be (as) drunk as a lord; be (as) drunk as a skunk (familiar); especialmente (EEUU)
4 [de grifo] washer
5 (Latinoamérica) (látigo) whip
arrimar o dar el cuero a algn to give sb a beating o thrashing
6 (Dep) (balón) ball
7 (And) (Caribe) (prostituta) whore; hooker (familiar); (EEUU) (And) (solterona) old maid; (Caribe) (vieja) old bag (muy_familiar); (And) (México) (amante) mistress
8 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (descaro) cheek (familiar); nerve (familiar)
9 (cartera) wallet
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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