αγγούρι

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Greek

Etymology

From Byzantine Greek ἀγγούριν (angoúrin, cucumber), from ἀγγούριον (angoúrion), diminutive of ἄγγουρος (ángouros), from ἄγουρος (ágouros).[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

αγγούρι (angoúrin (plural αγγούρια)

  1. cucumber
    αγγούρια και ντομάτες σαλάτα‎ ― angoúria kai domátes salátacucumber and tomato salad
  2. (figuratively, idiomatic) stinker (a difficult exam, test, job, etc)
  3. (figuratively, derogatory) twerp, nerd (someone lacking social and intellectual skills)

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References

  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary], 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre