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chirona

chirona
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(prison)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. jail
Pasó varios años en chirona y salió un hombre cambiado.He spent a few years in jail and he came out a changed man.
b. slammer
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No te metas con ese hombre. Estuvo en chirona por asesinato.Don't mess with that man. He was in the slammer for murder.
c. can
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Lo mandaron a chirona por robar.They threw him in the can for stealing.
d. nick
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
A Harry lo metieron en chirona durante la noche por manejar en estado de embriaguez.Harry was in the nick overnight for drink-driving.
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chirona
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. clink, slammer
en chironain the clink
chirona
nick (familiar); jail; can (familiar); (EEUU)
estar en chirona to be in the nick (familiar)
Fue a chirona por robo de coches Pasó cinco meses en chirona.
lo metieron en chirona he was banged up (muy_familiar)
Le metieron en chirona por cuatro meses.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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