tunco

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tunco m (plural tuncos)

  1. (colloquial, El Salvador) pig
    Dale de comer a los tuncos. - Give the pigs something to eat.
    • 2000-05-07, Lito Montalvo, "Don Lito viaja a Palestina". In: El Diario de Hoy. Newspaper (online version). Accessed 2013-07-04.
      [D]ormimos desde las nueve de la noche que apagan el generador hasta las 6 de la mañana, cuando empiezan a cantar los gallos y a gruñir los tuncos. - We slept from 9 o'clock at night, when they turn off the generator, until 6 o'clock in the morning, when the roosters start crowing and the pigs start grunting.
  2. (colloquial, figuratively, El Salvador) fat person
    Dile al tunco de tu jefe que te dé vacación. - Tell that fat ass of your boss to give you some vacation time.

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