mariquita
Usage note
Words labeled “extremely offensive” are profoundly insulting and are used to discriminate or offend.
mariquita
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (insect)
a. ladybug
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Viste que hay una mariquita en la hoja del arce?Did you see that there's a ladybug on the maple leaf?
b. ladybird (United Kingdom)
La mariquita voló de la planta a mi brazo.The ladybird flew from the plant onto my arm.
2. (bird)
a. parakeet
La mariquita puso tres huevos en el hueco del árbol.The parakeet laid three eggs in the hollow of the tree.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3.
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)
(effeminate male)
a. sissy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sam es musculoso y tiene barba, pero su novio es un mariquita.Sam has big muscles and a beard, but his boyfriend is a sissy.
4.
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)
(homosexual man)
a. fag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Lleva puestos unos pantalones rosa. ¡Qué mariquita!He's wearing pink pants. What a fag!
b. fairy
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)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Viste a esos mariquitas que iban de la mano?Did you see those two fairies holding hands?
c. poof
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)
(United Kingdom)
No sé si lo es o no, pero vaya pinta de mariquita que tiene.I don't know whether he is a poof or not, but he does look like one.
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).
5.
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)
(coward)
a. wimp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No seas un mariquita. ¡Ya salta!Don't be a wimp. Jump already!
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mariquita
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insecto)
a. ladybird (United Kingdom)
b. ladybug
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (colloquial)
a. fairy
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mariquita
1 (insecto) ladybird; ladybug; (EEUU)
2 (Ornitología) parakeet
3 (México) pot (familiar); grass (familiar)
(homosexual) poof (muy_familiar); fag (muy_familiar); (EEUU) fairy (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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