mayate
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (insect)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. figeater beetle
Los mayates se alimentan de pólen y pétalos.Figeater beetles feed on polen and petals.
2.
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)
(gay man)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. discreet
Marcos es mayate. Tiene novia y no tiene pensado salir del clóset por ahora.Marcos is discreet. He's got a girlfriend, and he doesn't plan to come out any time soon.
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