bacán

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See also: bacan

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bacán m (genitive singular bacáin, nominative plural bacáin)

  1. hinge hook
  2. crook
  3. peg
  4. glass (of poteen)
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bacán m (genitive singular bacáin, nominative plural bacáin)

  1. (stalk of) water lily
  2. Alternative form of beacán (mushroom)
Derived terms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bacán bhacán mbacán
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ligurian bacan (boss, captain), from Turkish bakan (minister).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bacán m (plural bacanes)

  1. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) pimp
  2. (colloquial, dated, Argentina, Uruguay) boss, owner
  3. (colloquial, dated, Argentina, Uruguay) concubine
  4. (colloquial, dated, Argentina, Uruguay) lover of a kept woman

Adjective[edit]

bacán (feminine singular bacana, masculine plural bacanes, feminine plural bacanas)

  1. (colloquial, Ecuador, Perú, Chile, Colombia, Cuba) cool, awesome
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:guay
  2. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) posh
  3. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) snobbish
  4. (colloquial, Argentina, Uruguay) luxurious, refined