ξεβράκωτος

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Etymology[edit]

ξε- (xe-, un-) +‎ βρακί (vrakí, pants, knickers) with adjective ending.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kseˈvɾakotos/
  • Hyphenation: ξε‧βρά‧κω‧τος

Adjective[edit]

ξεβράκωτος (xevrákotosm (feminine ξεβράκωτη, neuter ξεβράκωτο)

  1. (literally) pantless (not wearing underwear)
    Τι θέαμα ήταν κι αυτό, όταν εμφανίστηκε μπροστά μας ξεβράκωτος!Ti théama ítan ki aftó, ótan emfanístike brostá mas xevrákotos!What a sight that was, when he appeared in front of us pantless!
  2. (figuratively) dirt-poor, destitute (so poor metaphorically as to not even have money for underwear)
    Τι πας και παντρεύεσαι αυτόν τον ξεβράκωτο;Ti pas kai pantrévesai aftón ton xevrákoto?What are you marrying that dirt-poor man for?
  3. (figuratively, derogatory, humorous, archaic, of a woman) dowryless (not rich enough to bring any dowry to a marriage)
    Πήγε και παντρεύτηκε μια ξεβράκωτη.Píge kai pantréftike mia xevrákoti.He went and married a dowryless woman.
  4. (figuratively, derogatory, humorous, usually of a woman) scantily clad (wearing revealing or too little clothes)
    Βγαίνεις το σαββατοκύριακο και βλέπεις παντού ένα σωρό ξεβράκωτες στις παραλίες.Vgaíneis to savvatokýriako kai vlépeis pantoú éna soró xevrákotes stis paralíes.You go out on a weekend and see a whole load of barely dressed women on the beaches.

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