-azo

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See also: azo, azo-, and azò

Spanish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-azo m ‎(feminine -aza, plural -azos, feminine plural -azas)

  1. Forming augmentatives; words expressing greatness or size
    plan ‎(plan) → planazo ‎(great plan)
    gato ‎(cat) → gatazo ‎(large cat)
    cuerpo ‎(body) → cuerpazo ‎(sexy body)
  2. Forming pejoratives; words emphasizing contempt for a subject
    cabrón ‎(asshole, bastard) → cabronazo ‎(major asshole)
  3. Forming words expressing a hit or strike
    puño ‎(fist) → puñetazo ‎(punch, a hit with the fist)
    cabeza ‎(head) → cabezazo ‎(headbutt, a hit with the head)
  4. Forming words expressing suddenness or brevity
    teléfono ‎(telephone) → telefonazo ‎(a sudden ring of the telephone)
    ducha ‎(shower) → duchazo ‎(a quick shower)

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