vela güira

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vela güira f

  1. (slang, Puerto Rico, pejorative) An opportunist; one who takes an advantage over others.
    • 1998 7 July, soc.culture.puerto-rico, Usenet:
      El problema estaba en que ponían sus ambiciones por delante de sus obligaciones para con el resto de la sociedad y estaban pendientes, como quien "vela güira", de satisfacer únicamente sus propias necesidades.
      The problem was that they put their ambitions ahead of their obligations to the rest of society; "opportunists", as they say, satisfying only their own needs.
    • 2002 28 May, soc.culture.puerto-rico, Usenet:
      Particularmente si un diz que participe de ese "pequeño grupo" es un cobarde y un vela güira que vive en California.
      Particularly if one so-called participant in this "small group" is a coward and an opportunist who lives in California.

Synonyms[edit]