maruja
maruja(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
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)
(homemaker)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. housewife
El público de esa telenovela son las marujas que se pasan todo el día limpiando y cocinando.The audience for that soap opera is housewives who spend all day cooking and cleaning.
Maruja
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
2. (nickname for Maria)
a. Molly
En mi pueblo, casi todas las Marías son conocidas como Maruja.In my village, nearly all the Marias are known as Maruja.
b. Polly
Hoy viene a visitarnos mi tía Maruja.My aunt Polly is coming to visit us today.
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maruja
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. (typical) housewife
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maruja
traditional housewife
soy una maruja I'm only a housewife
Se llama [maruja] o [marujona] a la mujer que no ejerce actividad profesional alguna fuera del hogar, y una persona que siente cierto pudor ante cuestiones de libertad sexual es un [estrecho] o una estrecha. Yo estoy casado con un ama de casa universitaria, y creo que me entiende perfectamente. Las amas de casade este país ya no son las [marujas] como dijo hace pocos días unconocido periodista radiofónico.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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