bacán

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ligurian baccan (boss, captain).

Noun[edit]

bacán m (plural bacanes)

  1. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) pimp
  2. (colloquial, dated, Argentina, Uruguay) boss, owner
  3. (colloquial, dated, Argentina, Uruguay) concubine
  4. (colloquial, dated, Argentina, Uruguay) lover of a kept woman

Adjective[edit]

bacán m (feminine bacana, masculine plural bacanes, feminine plural bacanas)

  1. (colloquial, Chile, Colombia, Cuba) cool, awesome
  2. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) posh
  3. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) snobbish
  4. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) luxurious, refined

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