bacán

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ligurian baccan (boss, captain).

Noun[edit]

bacán m (plural bacanes, feminine bacana)

  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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