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bagre

bagre(
bah
-
greh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. catfish
Fui a pescar al río y saqué tres bagres.I went fishing to the river and caught three catfishes.
2. (culinary)
a. bagre
Cenamos bagre frito con pan de maíz.For dinner, we had fried catfish with cornbread.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ugly person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. plug-ugly
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(adjective)
Solo dije que no me parece atractiva, no que es un bagre.I just said I don't find her attractive, not that she's plug-ugly.
b. hag
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)
(woman)
No podría casarme con ella, porque dudo que pudiera ver la cara de ese bagre cada día.I couldn't marry her, because I doubt I'd be able to look at that hag's face every day.
4. (intelligent person)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. sly person
Caterina es un bagre y podrá resolver el acertijo.Caterina is a sly person and I'm sure she'll be able to solve the riddle.
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bagre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (pez)
a. catfish
2. (mujer)
a. hag, dog
3. (hombre) (Andes)
a. face-ache, ugly mug
4. (pejorative)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. prostitute
5. (persona astuta)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. astute person
6. (persona desagradable) (Andes)
a. fool, idiot
bagre
adjective
1 (Latinoamérica) vulgar; coarse
2 (Centroamérica) clever; sharp
(Latinoamérica) (persona astuta) sly person; (fea) ugly mug (muy_familiar);
(Latinoamérica) (pez) catfish
pica el bagre (S. Cone) I'm starving
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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