el empollón
-the grind
See the entry for empollón.

empollón

el empollón, la empollona(
ehm
-
poh
-
yohn
)
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1.
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)
(studious person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. grind
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ese empollón no quiso soplarme las respuestas del examen.That grind didn't want to give me the answers to the test.
b. swot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Tamara le pidió al empollón de la clase que la ayudara con la tarea de mates.Tamara asked the swot in her class to help with her math homework.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2.
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)
(studious)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nerdy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es normal que aprueba; es un estudiante empollón que se pasa el día en la biblioteca.Of course he gets good grades. He's a nerdy student who spends all day at the library.
b. swotty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mi hermana se mete conmigo por ser empollona, pero la verdad es que no estudio tanto.My sister teases me for being swotty, but I don't really study that much.
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empollón
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a.
ser empollónto be swotty, a grind
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. swot (United Kingdom)
b. grind
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
empollónona empollona
(estudiante) swot (familiar); grind (familiar); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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