jamón

jamón(
hah
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mohn
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. ham
Me comí un sándwich de jamón en la escuela en el almuerzo.I ate a ham sandwich at school at lunchtime.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. thigh
Se me clavó algo en el jamón cuando me senté en esa vieja banca.I got something stuck in my thigh when I sat on that old bench.
3.
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)
(unmarried person)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. confirmed bachelor
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)
Mi tío no está casado ni tiene hijos. Es un jamón.My uncle is not married and he doesn't have children. He's a confirmed bachelor.
b. spinster
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)
Las monjas no son jamones. Ellas eligen voluntariamente el celibato.Nuns are not spinsters. They voluntarily choose celibacy.
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jamón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. ham
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
¡y un jamón (con chorreras)!you've got to be joking!, not on your life!
jamón (de) York o dulce(boiled) ham
jamón serranocured ham, Parma ham
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jamón
1 [de cerdo] ham
¡y un jamón (con chorreras)! get away! (familiar); my foot! (familiar)
jamón cocido boiled ham
jamón de pata negra type of top-quality Parma ham made from a special breed of pig that has black legs
jamón dulce boiled ham
También hubo [jamón de pata negra,] vino de rioja, comentarios para todos los gustos. La encina produce el fruto llamado bellota tan apreciado por todo el ganadoy de una manera especial por el [cerdo de engorde] que da lugar ala especialidad del famoso [jamón de Pata negra] hoy tan apreciado.
jamón serrano Parma ham
jamón (de) York boiled ham
2 [de persona] thigh; ham (familiar)
3 (Caribe) (ganga) bargain
4 (Caribe) (conflicto) difficulty
adjective
[+persona] dishy (familiar)
un plato que está jamón a delicious meal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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