buey m (Latin spelling)
From Vulgar Latin *boem for Latin bovem (compare Italian bue), accusative singular of bōs, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. The variant güey represents a neutralization of the clusters /bw/ and /gw/. Doublet of bife.
buey m (plural bueyes)
- ox, bullock, steer
- (Mexico, colloquial slang) guy, dumb, dude (depends on context and intonation, also denotes surprise, colloquially pronounced güey)
- (Mexico, colloquial slang) cuckold
- Synonym: cornudo
- (Puerto Rico) packet, arm and a leg (large amount of money)