будала

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Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish بدلا ‎(budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء ‎(budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل ‎(badal) and بَدِيل ‎(badīl).

Noun[edit]

будала ‎(budalám and f

  1. (colloquial) dupe, fall guy, juggins
  2. (colloquial) fool, simpleton, ass, booby, dolt, chump, ninny, puppethead, fathead, nincompoop, gander
    правя се на будала‎ ― pravja se na budalaplay the fool
  3. (colloquial) easy game, easy mark, easy meat

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Macedonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish بدلا ‎(budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء ‎(budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل ‎(badal) and بَدِيل ‎(badīl).

Noun[edit]

будала ‎(budalaf ‎(plural будали)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish بدلا ‎(budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء ‎(budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل ‎(badal) and بَدِيل ‎(badīl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /budǎla/
  • Hyphenation: бу‧да‧ла

Noun[edit]

буда̀ла f ‎(Latin spelling budàla)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.

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