Usage note
The plural of "louse" is "lice."
louse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insect)
a. el piojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All the kids in his class had lice.Todos los niños de su salón tenían piojos.
I found a louse in my son's hair.Encontré un piojo en el pelo de mi hijo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el canalla
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la canalla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He's such a louse!¡Es un canalla!
b. el sinvergüenza
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la sinvergüenza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That louse conned me out of my money!¡Ese sinvergüenza me estafó y se robó mi dinero!
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louse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insect)
a. el piojo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial)
a. el sinvergüenza mf, rufián
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(person)
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louse [laʊs]
noun
lice (plural)
1 (insect) piojo (m)
2 (person) canalla (informal) (m); sinvergüenza (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Phrases with "louse"
Here are the most popular phrases with "louse." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
wood louse
la cochinilla
head louse
el piojo
Examples
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