-azo

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See also: azo, azo-, and azò

Spanish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-azo m (feminine -aza plural -azos feminine plural -azas)

  1. Forming augmentatives; words expressing greatness or size
    plan (plan) → planazo (great plan)
    gato (cat) → gatazo (large cat)
    cuerpo (body) → cuerpazo (sexy body)
  2. Forming pejoratives; words emphasizing contempt for a subject
    cabrón (asshole, bastard) → cabronazo (major asshole)
  3. Forming words expressing a hit or strike
    puño (fist) → puñetazo (punch, a hit with the fist)
    cabeza (head) → cabezazo (headbutt, a hit with the head)
  4. Forming words expressing suddenness or brevity
    teléfono (telephone) → telefonazo (a sudden ring of the telephone)
    ducha (shower) → duchazo (a quick shower)

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