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.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), 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 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.

Etymology 4[edit]

An acronym of Be on the lookout.

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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

Ido[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

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Portuguese[edit]

bolo

Etymology[edit]

From bola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. cake

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: bolu

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bolus.

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. bolus
  2. (in the plural) bowling

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (colloquial, El Salvador) drunkard
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Etymology 2[edit]

A shortening of bolívar.

Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bolo m (plural bolos)

  1. (colloquial) gig

Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolo

  1. bolo

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