bolo

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English[edit]

bolo machetes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Philippine Spanish.

Noun[edit]

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bolo (plural bolos)

  1. A long, heavy, single-edged machete.
  2. (attributive) a type of punch; an uppercut.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 141:
      He jerked me off balance and the hand with the brass knucks came around in a looping bolo punch.
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Verb[edit]

bolo (third-person singular simple present bolos, present participle boloing, simple past and past participle boloed)

  1. To attack or despatch with a bolo knife.

Etymology 2[edit]

Supposedly named after Bolo Pascha, a German agent in France during World War I.

Noun[edit]

bolo (plural bolos)

  1. A soldier not capable of the minimum standards of marksmanship.

Verb[edit]

bolo (third-person singular simple present bolos, present participle boloing, simple past and past participle boloed)

  1. To fail to meet the minimum standards of marksmanship.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Argentine Spanish boleadora (lariat).

Noun[edit]

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bolo (plural bolos)

  1. A string or leather necktie secured with an ornamental slide.

Verb[edit]

bolo (third-person singular simple present bolos, present participle boloing, simple past and past participle boloed)

  1. (transitive, nonce word) To dress (somebody) in a bolo.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      Selwyn, sitting up rumpled and cross-legged on the floor, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction, looked around at the sudden rustle of skirts to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure—a glimmer of ruddy hair and the white curve of a youthful face, half-buried in a muff.

Etymology 4[edit]

An acronym of Be on the lookout.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo (plural bolos)

  1. (US law enforcement) A request for law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a suspect.
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Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo

  1. arm

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. sand lance (Ammodytes)
    Synonym: areeiro

Etymology 2[edit]

From bola (piece of bread), from Latin bulla (buble).

Bolos

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. bun, roll
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 129:
      Para esto ual o ouo torrado ataa que se faça duro et depois tollelle a casca et faz tal como bollo
      For this you must use egg, roasted till its hard; remove then the shell and make a roll with it
  2. piece of bread
    • 1396, M. Romaní Martínez (ed.), La colección diplomática de Santa María de Oseira (1025-1310). Santiago: Tórculo Edicións, page 449:
      daredes hun dia de seara de cada anno en a nosa granja de Vales, e hun bolo de triigo
      and you'll give a day of work each year at our farm of Vales, and a piece of wheat bread
  3. ball of butter
    Synonym: pela
  4. lump
    Synonym: grumo
  5. clod
    Synonym: terrón
  6. pebble
    Synonym: croio
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References[edit]

  • bolo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • bolo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • bolo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • bolo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bowlFrench bolGerman BowleSpanish bol.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo (plural boli)

  1. bowl

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin bōlus (clod of earth, lump), from Ancient Greek βωλος (bōlos, clod, lump).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural boli)

  1. bolus
  2. cud

Anagrams[edit]


Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of bala.

Lingala[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bore.

Noun[edit]

bolo class 9a

  1. boron

Portuguese[edit]

bolo (1.1)

Etymology 1[edit]

From bola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. (cooking) cake
    1. dessert made with dough and sugar; common in celebrations
    2. any of various snacks made with dough, both sweet and salty
      Synonym: bolinho
  2. bunch, heap, mass (load of some material or of beings)
    Synonyms: monte, amontoado
    1. a bunch of money
  3. prize, reward
    Synonyms: prêmio, recompensa
  4. (Brazil) something said or done to mislead or deceive
    Synonyms: enganação, burla
  5. (Brazil) disarray, disorder chaos
    Synonyms: desordem, caos, confusão
  6. (Brazil, slang) the act of standing someone up (missing an appointment)
    Synonym: furo

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: bolu
  • Kabuverdianu: bolu

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

bolo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of bolar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Participle[edit]

bolo (Cyrillic spelling боло)

  1. neuter singular active past participle of bosti

Slovak[edit]

Participle[edit]

bolo

  1. neuter singular l-participle of byť

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bolus.

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. bolus
  2. (in the plural) bowling

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bolo (feminine singular bola, masculine plural bolos, feminine plural bolas)

  1. (colloquial, Central America) drunk
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:borracho
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of bolívar

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. (Venezuela, slang) A bolívar (Venezuelan unit of currency)

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. (colloquial) gig

Etymology 4[edit]

From Tagalog bolo.

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. (Philippines) bolo (long, single-edged machete)

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo

  1. bolo (long, single-edged machete)

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Ternate[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

bolo

  1. or

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001). A Descriptive Study of the Language of Ternate, the Northern Moluccas, Indonesia. University of Pittsburgh.