pillo

pillo(
pee
-
yoh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mischievous)
a. naughty (child)
Ese niño muy pillo se llevó todos mis chocolates y los escondió.That very naughty child took all my chocolates and hid them.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sly)
a. crafty (adult)
Un anticuario pillo me vendió un doblón de oro falsificado.A crafty antique dealer sold me a false gold coin.
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
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(scamp)
a. rascal (child)
¡Ese niño es un pillo! Siempre está causando problemas para salirse con la suya.That kid is a rascal! He's always causing trouble to get his way.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(scoundrel)
a. scumbag
Ese pillo viejo ya timó a muchos.A lot of people have already been cheated by that old scumbag.
5.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(pejorative)
(robber) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. thief
Ese pillo me robó la cartera.That thief stole my purse.
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pillo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (travieso)
a. mischievous
2. (astuto)
a. crafty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (pícaro)
a. rascal
4. (astuto)
a. crafty person
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pilloa pilla
adjective
[+adulto] sly; crafty; [+niño] naughty;
(adulto) rogue; scoundrel; (niño) rascal; scamp;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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