rácano

rácano
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)
(mean)
a. stingy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No pienso gastar un centavo en esos estúpidos recuerdos. - ¡Ay, vamos, no seas rácano!I won't spend a cent on those stupid souvenirs. - Oh come on, don't be stingy!
b. tightfisted
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El tipo nuevo es muy rácano. Me hizo pagarle la cerveza.The new guy's really tightfisted. He made me pay for his beer.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(slothful)
a. lazy
Aquí no hay lugar para personas rácanas, así que ¡empieza a trabajar!There's no place for lazy people here, so start working!
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)
(mean person)
a. scrooge
¡Vaya rácano que resultó ser Fernando!Wow! Fernando did turn out to be quite a scrooge!
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rácano
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (tacaño)
a. mean, stingy
2. (gandul)
a. idle, lazy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (tacaño)
a. mean devil
4. (gandul)
a. lazybones
rácanoa rácana
adjective
1 (tacaño) stingy (familiar); mean
2 (vago) bone idle
3 (artero) sly; cunning
1 (tacaño) mean devil; scrooge (familiar)
2 (vago) slacker; idler
hacer el rácano to slack
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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