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calzón

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in senses 1) and 2).
calzón(
kahl
-
sohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (men's underwear)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. boxers (loose fit)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tu calzón y tus medias huelen mal.Your boxers and your socks smell bad.
b. briefs (tight fit)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este calzón está gastado y tiene agujeros.These briefs are worn-out and have holes in them.
c. pants (United Kingdom)
Andrés se quitó el calzón y entró en la ducha.Andres took off his pants and entered the shower.
2. (women's underwear)
a. panties
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me voy al centro comercial; necesito comprar calzones y corpiños.I'm going to the mall; I need to buy panties and bras.
Verónica tenía puesto corpiño y calzón rojos.Veronica was wearing a red bra and panties.
b. knickers (United Kingdom)
Lavé mis calzones y faldas en la lavadora.I washed my knickers and skirts in the washing machine.
¿De dónde salieron estos calzones, Manuel? ¡No son míos!Where did these knickers come from, Manuel? They're not mine!
3. (short pants)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. shorts
Hacía calor y Manuel tenía puesto un calzón y sandalias.It was hot and Manuel was wearing shorts and sandals.
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calzón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (sports)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. shorts
2. (bragas)
a. panties
b. knickers (United Kingdom)
calzonespanties knickers
calzón
1 (España) (pantalón corto) shorts
plural
; (p)
amarrarse los calzones to act resolutely
hablar a calzón quitado (hablar claro) to call a spade a spade; speak openly o frankly; (sin parar) to talk without stopping
ponerse los calzones to wear the trousers
tener (muchos) calzones (México) to be tough
calzón de baño bathing trunks
plural
; (p)
2 (Latinoamérica) (ropa interior) [de mujer] pants
plural
; (p)
knickers
plural
; (p)
panties
plural
; (p) especialmente (EEUU)
[de hombre] underpants; pants; shorts; (EEUU)
3 (Latinoamérica) [de bebé]
calzón desechable disposable nappy
calzón de vinilo plastic pants
4
calzones rotos (S. Cone) (Culin) doughnuts; donuts; (EEUU)
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