jetón

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jetón(
heh
-
tohn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(with thick lips)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. thick-lipped
La maestra es una cubana jetona.The teacher is a thick-lipped Cuban.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not awake)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. asleep
"¡Está jetón!," dijeron los niños señalando al mendigo."He's asleep!," said the kids pointing at the beggar.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Estaba tan borracho me quedé jetón en un rincón de la sala.I was so drunk I dropped off on a corner of the room.
El enemigo no nos esperaba. Los agarramos jetones.The enemy wasn't expecting us. We caught them sound asleep.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. stupid
¿Vos qué quieres decir con eso, viejo jetón?What do you mean by that, stupid old man?
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jetón
jetudo
adjective
1 (de labios gruesos) thick-lipped
2 (S. Cone) stupid
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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