cabrón

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cabron (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from cabra +‎ -ón. Compare Portuguese cabrão, Spanish cabrón, Catalan cabró.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cabrón m (plural cabróns)

  1. billy goat
    Synonyms: bode, castrón
  2. tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine)
  3. (vulgar, derogatory) cuckold
  4. (vulgar, derogatory) bastard, motherfucker

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Augmentative of cabra. Compare Portuguese cabrão, Italian caprone, Venetian cavron, Catalan cabró.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaˈbɾon/, [kaˈβɾõn]
  • Rhymes: -on

Noun[edit]

cabrón m (plural cabrones)

  1. billy goat

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cabrón m (plural cabrones, feminine cabrona, feminine plural cabronas)

  1. (derogatory) coward
  2. (vulgar, derogatory, Central America, Spain, Puerto Rico) bastard, motherfucker (compare English jackass)
  3. (vulgar, derogatory, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba) cuckold
  4. (derogatory, Latin America) pimp (prostitution solicitor)
  5. (informal, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico) mate, dude (term of endearment between friends)
    ¿Qué onda, cabrón?What's up, dude?
    Buenos días, cabrón!Good morning, mate!

Adjective[edit]

cabrón (feminine singular cabrona, masculine plural cabrones, feminine plural cabronas)

  1. (Puerto Rico slang) super cool

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