gajo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gajão, from Caló gachó (man), from Romani gadjo (non-Romani). [1]

Noun[edit]

gajo m (plural gajos, feminine gaja, feminine plural gajas)

  1. (informal, chiefly Portugal) guy; dude (used to address someone whose name is unknown, forgotten or ommited)
    • 2011, DAVID MACHADO, Deixem Falar as Pedras, Leya (ISBN 9789722047586), page 167
      O Pedro João Vilela era, resumido numa única palavra (que vale mais do que muitas palavras que por aí andam), um gajo fixe. Dito de outra maneira: nunca tive vontade de lhe bater. O gajo cumprimentava-me nos corredores, embora nunca  []
      Pedro João Vilela was, to express it with a single word (which is worth more than many of the words moving about), a cool guy. In other words: I have never felt like hitting him. The guy would greet me in the corridors, although [he] never []

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ciberduvidas: gajo", URL accessed on March 25, 2015.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *gallĕus (“oaken”), from Latin galla (oak apple).

Noun[edit]

gajo m (plural gajos)

  1. tree branch
  2. slice or segment of a fruit
  3. small cluster of grapes
  4. tine
  5. spur of mountains
  6. (Argentina, botany) cutting

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  • (cutting):