A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (person in charge of a ferry or boat)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. boatman
El pasero nos cruzó a la otra orilla del lago.The boatman took us to the other side of the lake.
b. ferryman
Tienen que hablar con el pasero si quieren llegar a la isla.You need to talk to the ferryman if you want to get to the island.
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).
(black marketeer)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
a. small-time smuggler
En el operativo efectuado en la frontera se incautaron muchas mercaderías a paseros.Many goods were confiscated from small-time smugglers during the police operation at the border.
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(And) ferryman
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