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 будалаpravja se na budalaplay the fool
  3. (colloquial) easy game, easy mark, easy meat

Inflection[edit]


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.

Quotations[edit]