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mameluco
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mameluco(
mah
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meh
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loo
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koh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (jumpsuit)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. overalls
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando estaba embarazada, me ponía mamelucos porque eran más cómodos.While I was pregnant, I used to wear overalls because they were more comfortable.
b. dungarees (United Kingdom)
Si te pones un mameluco, basta con llevar debajo una camiseta.If you wear dungarees, you can just wear a t-shirt underneath.
2. (over-all garment)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. coveralls
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El mameluco del mecánico estaba repleto de manchas de aceite.The mechanic's coveralls were covered in grease stains.
b. overalls (United Kingdom)
Los obreros llevan un mameluco para no mancharse de pintura.The workers wear overalls so they don't get covered in paint.
3. (all-in-one)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. rompers
Llevo en la bolsa del bebé varios mamelucos por si se mancha uno.I carry several rompers in my baby bag in case one gets dirty.
b. romper suit (United Kingdom)
El niño no estaba cómodo en el mameluco porque le apretaba.The baby wasn't comfortable in his romper suit because it was too tight.
c. Babygro
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
(United Kingdom)
Compré unos cuantos mamelucos para recién nacidos para cuando nazca el bebé.I've bought a few newborn Babygros for when the baby comes.
4. (history)
a. Mameluke
Muchos mamelucos habías sido esclavos antes de convertirse en soldados.Many Mamelukes had been slaves before becoming soldiers.
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).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stupid person)
a. idiot
El marido de Jeru es un mameluco. Solo piensa en el fútbol y la cerveza.Jeru's husband is an idiot. All he thinks about is football and beer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiot)
a. stupid
¿Cómo puedes ser tan mameluco como para tragarte sus mentiras?How can you be so stupid to fall for his lies?
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mameluco
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (history)
a. mameluke
2. (colloquial)
a. idiot
3. (prenda; con mangas) (Southern Cone)
a. overalls (United Kingdom)
b. coveralls
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
4. (de peto)
a. dungarees (United Kingdom)
b. overalls
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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mameluco
1 (Hist) Mameluke
2 (Latinoamérica) (mono) overalls
plural
; (p)
(also mamelucos de niño) rompers
plural
; (p)
romper suit
3 (Latinoamérica) (Hist) Brazilian mestizo; half-breed
4 (idiota) chump (familiar); idiot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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