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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (insult)
a. cutting remark
Puedo soportar las pullas hacia mi persona, pero si te metes con mi familia, no voy a agachar la cabeza.I can deal with cutting remarks about myself, but when it comes to my family, I'm not hanging my head.
b. gibe
Míriam se avergonzó tanto con la pulla que se puso roja como un tomate.Miriam was so embarrassed by the gibe that she blushed like a tomato.
2. (obscene comment)
a. obscenity
Vania acudió a la policía porque un hombre la perseguía gritándole pullas.Vania went to the police because there was a man running after her, shouting obscenities.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. gibe
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1 (insulto) cutting remark; wounding remark; (mofa) taunt; (indirecta) dig
2 (obscenidad) obscene remark; rude word
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