pichi

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “pichí” in the sense shown in 5).
pichi(
pee
-
chee
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. jumper
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pensé que Begonia estaba embarazada porque llevaba un pichi muy holgado.I thought Begonia was pregnant because she was wearing a really loose jumper.
b. pinafore
Detesto los pichis porque eran parte del uniforme del colegio.I hate pinafores because they were part of my school uniform.
c. pinafore dress (United Kingdom)
Parece que este año los pichis se han puesto de moda.Pinafore dresses seem to be back in fashion this year.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. pichi
El pichi tiene propiedades diuréticas.Pichi has diuretic properties.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male genitalia)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
a. dick
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
No digas "pichi" delante de la maestra o te va a castigar.Don't say "dick" in front of the teacher or you'll get punished.
b. cock
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
No me imagino al médico diciendo "pichi" en lugar de "pene".I can't imagine the doctor saying "cock" instead of "penis".
c. prick
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Alguien escribió "pichi" en la pared junto con un dibujo obsceno.Somebody wrote "prick" on the wall along with an obscene drawing.
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
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(beginner)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. rookie
Nosotros somos unos pichis al lado de esos jugadores; no hay manera de ganarles.We're rookies compared to those players. There's no way we can beat them.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(urine)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. pee
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Dónde hay un baño? ¡Tina tiene que hacer la pichi!Where's the bathroom? Tina needs to have a pee!
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pichi
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pinafore (dress) (United Kingdom)
b. jumper
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
pichi
adjective
(elegante) smart; elegant
1 (chulapo) Madrid man in traditional dress
2 (en oración directa) mate (familiar); man (familiar); buddy (familiar); (EEUU)
pichi
hacer pichi (And) (S. Cone) to have a pee (familiar)
pichi
(prenda) pinafore dress
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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