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mamotreto

mamotreto
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(big and useless thing)
a. monstrosity
Mi mamá nos quiere regalar el armario que tiene en un su cuarto de visitas. - ¿Por qué? Ese mamotreto no cabe en nuestra casa.My mom wants to give us the wardrobe that's in her guestroom. - Why? That monstrosity wouldn't fit in our house.
b. huge contraption (machine)
¿Para que sirve ese mamotreto? - Esa es una UNIVAC, una de las primeras computadores disponibles en el mercado.What is that huge contraption for? - That's a UNIVAC, one of the first commercially available computers.
c. beater
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(car)
No entiendo cómo todavía puedes manejar ese mamotreto.I don't understand how you can still drive around in this beater.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(big book)
a. tome
El profesor Durand nos mandó a leer este libro, pero es un mamotreto de 2000 páginas.Professor Durand told us to read this book, but it's a 2000-page tome.
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mamotreto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (libro)
a. hefty volume
2. (objeto grande)
a. unwieldy object
mamotreto
1 (libro) hefty volume; (objeto) monstrosity (familiar); useless great object
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (aparato) contraption; (bulto) lump; (coche viejo) old banger (familiar); jalopy; (EEUU)
3 (México) (inútil) dead loss (familiar)
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