el matón, la matona(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. thug
El mafioso tenía a varios matones a cargo de las palizas.The mafioso had several thugs in charge of beatings.
b. heavy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
El matón dio un puñetazo a un hombre que lo miró mal.The heavy punched a man who gave him a wrong look.
c. bully (in school)
En la escuela hay un matón que me pega si no le doy mi bocadillo.There's a bully at school who hits me if I don't give him my sandwich.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. bully
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(bravucón) thug; (en el colegio) bully; thug
matón de barrio local thug; local bully-boy (familiar)
Las recientes declaraciones del colectivo arbitral, que califica al presidente del Sevilla de ["matón de barrio",] han caído como una "bomba" en la sede del club hispalense.
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