machote
machote(
mah
-
choh
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teh
)
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)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(rowdy)
a. tough
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ven y pelea conmigo si eres tan machote.Come and fight me if you're so tough.
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).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(rowdy person)
a. tough guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(masculine)
No actúes como un machote. Son más y te van a moler a golpes.Don't act like a tough guy. They outnumber you and will beat you up.
b. macho man
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(masculine)
Francisco actúa como un machote, pero su verdadero yo es sensible y amable.Francisco acts like a macho man, but his real self is sensitive and kind.
c. butch woman
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(feminine)
Mariana es una señorita pero se puede convertir en una machota cuando se enfada.Mariana is a lady but can turn into a butch woman when she gets angry.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (archetype)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. model
La profesora de derecho nos mostró un machote de una orden de desalojo.The law professor showed us a model of an eviction notice
4. (formulary)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. blank form
La secretaria me dio un machote para que completara con mis datos personales.The secretary handed me a blank form to fill in with my personal details.
5. (sketch)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. rough draft
Diego vio el machote de su ensayo, lo hizo un bollo y lo arrojó al bote de basura.Diego looked at the rough draft of his essay, crumpled it up into a ball and threw it in the trash can.
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machote
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
a. brave
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (colloquial)
a. big boy, big girl
3. (modelo)
a. rough draft
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machote
1 tough guy (familiar); he-man (familiar)
2 (México) (borrador) rough draft; sketch; (modelo) model
3 (México) (impreso) blank form
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