Usage note
The adjective "macarra" is sometimes invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.
macarra(
mah
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kah
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rrah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(loutish)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. thuggish
Oliver es muy macarra y si sigues saliendo con él, acabarás metido en líos.Oliver is very loutish and if you keep going out with him, you'll end up in trouble.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. flashy type (noun)
¡Qué macarra vas! Cámbiate de ropa o no vienes conmigo.You look like the flashy type! Change your clothes or else you're not going with me.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(pander)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pimp
Si algún cliente intentaba propasarse con sus chicas, el macarra tomaba medidas.If a client tried to overstep his bounds of propriety with his girls, the pimp took measures.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ruffian)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. thug
Un macarra del colegio me quitó el móvil.A thug from school stole my phone from me.
b. lout
Eché a correr porque me seguía un macarra con chupa de cuero.I started running because a lout in a leather jacket was following me.
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macarra
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. loutish
b. yobbish (United Kingdom)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (de prostitutas)
a. pimp
3. (matón)
a. lout
b. yob (United Kingdom)
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macarra
(España)
1 (bruto) lout; thug; (mal vestido) vulgar, flashy type
tiene aspecto de macarra he looks really vulgar and flashy
un macarra revestido de cuero y largas patillas Vela tiene 40 años y aspecto de macarra. Es alto, lleva el pelo teñido de rubio, un rizado de peluquería casi femenino, bigotillo y un pendiente en la oreja.
2 (chulo) pimp
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