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plomazo

el plomazo, la plomaza
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)
(boring person)
a. bore
¿Qué tal tu cita? - ¡Terrible! ¡El tipo era un verdadero plomazo!How was your date? - Terrible! The guy was a real bore!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (gunshot)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. shot
¿Qué fue eso? - Sonó como un plomazo.What was that? - It sounded like a shot!
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La policía mató a uno de los ladrones de un plomazo.One of the thieves was shot dead by the police.
El forense dictaminó que la víctima había muerto en la escena del crimen de un plomazo en la cabeza.The coroner ruled that the victim had died at the scene after being shot in the head.
3. (gunshot wound)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. bullet wound
Los paramédicos dijeron que el hombre tenía un plomazo en el lado derecho de la cabeza.The paramedics said that the man had a bullet wound on the right side of his head.
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plomazo
1 (pelmazo) bore
2 (Centroamérica) (México) (tiro) shot; (herida) bullet wound
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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