calão

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Romani caló (black).

Noun[edit]

calão m (uncountable)

  1. vulgar slang; argot
  2. jargon (language characteristic of a particular group)
  3. Caló (the language of Spanish gypsies)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown. Possibly the same as above.

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões, feminine calona, feminine plural calonas)

  1. an indolent individual
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Adjective[edit]

calão m (feminine calona, plural calões, feminine plural calonas; comparable)

  1. indolent; lazy

Etymology 3[edit]

From cala (rope for nets) +‎ -ão.

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. a type of long boat used in the Algarve for fishing tuna
  2. shoulder pole (a pole with a load in each end, carried on one’s shoulder)
  3. a type of fishing net, with floaters in three corners and a sinker in the fourth corner

Etymology 4[edit]

From cale (gutter) +‎ -ão

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. a tile used to cover the bottom of ditches, to prevent water from being absorbed into the ground

Etymology 5[edit]

From kalam in a Tamil-Malayalam language.

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. a type of large container for liquids

Etymology 6[edit]

From calo (callus) +‎ -ão

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. Augmentative of calo

Etymology 7[edit]

Verb[edit]

calão

  1. Obsolete form of calam.