paleto

el paleto, la paleta(
pah
-
leh
-
toh
)
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
1.
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)
(rustic)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. hick
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)
Todos ellos demuestran que son unos paletos con esos comentarios tan racistas.All of them prove they are hicks by saying all those racist comments.
b. yokel
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)
Los padres de Claire no aceptaban a su novio porque decían que era un paleto.Claire's parents rejected her boyfriend because they said he was a yokel.
c. country bumpkin
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)
Mariana parecía una paleta el primer día que trabajó en Wall Street.Mariana looked like a country bumpkin on her first day working on Wall Street.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (animal)
a. fallow deer
La cacería ha llevado al paleto a estar en peligro de extinción.Hunting has led the fallow deer to be in danger of extinction.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3.
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)
(crude)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. coarse
La suspendieron del instituto por su comportamiento paleto.She was suspended from the institute because of her coarse behavior.
b. boorish
Luis es tan paleto y vulgar que nadie quiere trabajar con él.Luis is so boorish and vulgar that nobody wants to work with him.
c. uncouth
Alejandra y Mario se separaron porque ella era demasiado paleta y grosera con él.Alejandra and Mario split up because she was too uncouth and rude to him.
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paleto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. coarse, uncouth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. country bumpkin, yokel
b. hick
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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paletoa paleta
adjective
boorish; stupid
yokel; country bumpkin; hick; (EEUU)
(Zoología) fallow deer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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