poof
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Words labeled “extremely offensive” are profoundly insulting and are used to discriminate or offend.
poof
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used to express sudden disappearance)
a. puf
I set my cellphone down on the restaurant table and the next thing I knew, it was gone, poof!Puse mi teléfono celular en la mesa del restaurante y, de pronto, ya no estaba, ¡puf!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(homosexual) (United Kingdom)
a. el maricón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Liam got in trouble at school for calling Fred a poof.Liam se metió en problemas en la escuela por llamarle maricón a Fred.
b. el marica
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Carlos called Marcelo a poof because he plays with dolls.Carlos le llamó marica a Marcelo porque juega con muñecas.
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poof
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. el maricón m, marica
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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poof [pʊf]
noun
(Britain) maricón (vulgar) (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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