bicho

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Galician[edit]

Bicho

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese *bischo (note the derivative bischoco (worm, canterpillar), 13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin bēstia or Vulgar Latin bestula.

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bicho m (plural bichos)

  1. bug (alternative form of becho)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *bīstius, a masculine form of bīstia, from Latin bēstia (beast).

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Noun[edit]

bicho m (plural bichos)

  1. beast (non-human animal)
    Synonyms: animal, besta
  2. (derogatory) severely aggressive person
  3. (Brazil, slang, vocative) buddy (close friend)
    Synonyms: amigo, camarada, companheiro
  4. bug

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  • Hunsrik: Bisch, Bischo

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *bīstius, a masculine form of bīstia, from Latin bēstia (beast). Compare English beast.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit͡ʃo/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧cho

Noun[edit]

bicho m (plural bichos)

  1. bug
  2. vermin
  3. beast (non-human animal)
  4. (Nicaragua, vulgar) vulva
  5. (Puerto Rico, vulgar) penis
  6. (Honduras, El Salvador, derogatory, colloquial) kid, boy

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Hokkien (bí-chó)[1] or Hokkien (bī-choh).

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Noun[edit]

bicho

  1. youtiao (a kind of oily bread)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chan-Yap, Gloria (1980), “Hokkien Chinese borrowings in Tagalog”, in Pacific Linguistics[1] (PDF), volume B, issue 71, Canberra, A.C.T. 2600.: The Australian National University.