viejo

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *veclus, from Latin vetulus, diminutive of vetus.

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Noun[edit]

viejo m (plural viejos, feminine vieja)

  1. an old person
  2. an old item
  3. (Mexico) a certain guy or man, specially adult or almost
    Me gusta el viejo de bigote - I like the guy with moustache
    Los tacos más ricos son los del viejo de camisa negra - The most delicious tacos are those sold by the guy with black shirt
    No quiero viejos groseros en mi fiesta - I do not want impolite, discourteous men in my party
  4. (Mexico) sweetheart, honey (substitute for a male name)
    Ya regresé, viejo - I am back, sweetheart
  5. (Mexico) a male sexual companion or partner, occasional or stable, husband
  6. (Chile, Argentina, slang) dad

Adjective[edit]

viejo m (feminine vieja, masculine plural viejos, feminine plural viejas)

  1. old
    Mi abuelo es viejo - My grandfather is old

Usage notes[edit]

  • The comparative form of viejo is mayor.

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