An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cocksure)
a. cocky
Eres muy gallito aquí en la casa, pero luego en la calle eres muy manso.At home you're very cocky, but then outside you're so reserved.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (cocksure man)
a. tough guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Este gallito puso pies en polvorosa en cuanto oyó la sirena de la policía.This tough guy started running as soon as he heard the police siren.
3. (sports)
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. shuttlecock
El gallito cayó en el campo de su contricante y Berta ganó su primer campeonato de bádminton.The shuttlecock hit her opponent's court and Berta won her first badminton championship.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bravucón)
a. cocky
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
es un gallitohe's cocky
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(bravucón) cocky (familiar); cocksure
ponerse gallito to get cocky (familiar)
1 (ave) cockerel
2 (persona) tough guy (familiar)
es un gallito
es el gallito del grupo he's top dog (familiar); el gallito del mundo the cock-o'-the-walk
3 (Col) (México) (Dep) shuttlecock
4 (And) (flecha) small arrow; dart
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