pingo

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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 5).
pingo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(shred)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. rag
Mi abrigo favorito está hecho pingos después de que la secadora lo destrozara.My favorite sweater is in rags after the dryer destroyed it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unwanted clothing)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. old rag
Tengo que hacer limpieza de mi armario y tirar los pingos que ya no uso.I have to clean my wardrobe out and throw away the old rags I don't use anymore.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(whore)
a. slut
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
Esta calle está llena de pingos con ropa muy sexy buscando clientes.This street is full of sluts wearing very sexy clothes and searching for clients.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(animal)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
a. horse
El establo está vacío porque los pingos están fuera trotando.The stable is empty now because the horses are out trotting.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(demon)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. devil
Tuve una pesadilla que estaba en el infierno y el pingo se apareció ante mí.I had a nightmare that I was in hell and the devil appeared before me.
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).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mischievous child)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. scamp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
José era un pingo de pequeño, pero ahora que es un adulto es muy serio y responsable.Jose was a scamp as a boy, but now that he is an adult he is very serious and responsible.
b. little rascal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tu hijo es un pingo, pero seguro que en unos años se calmará.Your son is a little rascal, but I'm sure he will calm down in some years.
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pingo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. rag
2. (mamarracho)
a.
ir hecho un pingoto look a state, to be dressed in rags
3. (colloquial)
a. rotter, dog
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pingo
adjective
loose (familiar); promiscuous
1 (harapo) rag; (prenda) old garment
pingos cheap women's clothes; no tengo ni un pingo que ponerme I haven't a single thing I can wear
andar o ir de pingo to gad about
poner a algn como un pingo to slag sb off (familiar)
2 (callejeador) gadabout; (mujer) slut (muy_familiar)
3 (caballo) (Arg) (Uru) (bueno) good horse; (Chile) (Perú) (malo) nag
4 (México) (niño) scamp
el pingo the devil
5 (S. Cone) (niño) lively child
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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