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cerote
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cerote(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(substance)
a. wax
El zapatero trató los cordones de las botas con cerote para hacerlos resistentes al agua.The shoemaker treated the boot laces with wax to make them water resistant.
2.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(excrement)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. turd
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Al entrar al parque esta mañana, casi me piso un cerote de perro.When I went into the park this morning, I nearly stepped in a dog turd.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. dude
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Quiubo, cerote?What's up, dude?
b. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¿Todo bien, cerote?Alright, mate?
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cerote
1 (Técnica) wax; shoemaker's wax
2 (miedo) panic
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (excremento) piece of human excrement; stool
estar hecho un cerote (And)
tener cerote (S. Cone) (México)
to be covered in muck
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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