zorrillo
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zorrillo(
soh
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rree
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yoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. skunk
Los zorrillos desprenden un olor muy desagradable cuando se sienten amenazados.Skunks give off a very unpleasant smell when they feel threatened.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(police carrier)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. police vehicle
El zorrillo lanzó gas contra los manifestantes.The police vehicle threw gas at the protesters.
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).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fool)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. silly (adjective)
¡Qué zorrillo eres, hijo!You are so silly, son!
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