el manolo, la manola(
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).
1. (elegantly dressed person)
a. toff
Luis era un herrero madrileño al que le gustaba vestirse como manolo.Luis was a Madrilenian blacksmith who enjoyed dressing up as a toff.
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (nickname for Manuel)
a. Manolo
Mi tío se llama Manuel pero siempre le han dicho Manolo.My uncle's name is Manuel but he's always gone by Manolo.
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toff (familiar); especialmente (Madrid) Madrid man of the people, characterized by flamboyant zarzuela-type costume;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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