calão

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish caló, from Romani caló ‎(black).

Noun[edit]

calão m (uncountable)

  1. vulgar slang; argot
  2. jargon (language characteristic of a particular group)
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Caló (the language spoken by the Spanish and Portuguese Romani)
    • 1975, Arthur Ramos, As culturas européias e europeizadas, Livraria-Editora da Casa do Estudante do Brasil, page 260:
      Sua língua no Brasil é o caló, calon ou calão, que por extensão passou a ser sinônimo de gíria ou geringonça.
      Their language in Brazil is the Caló, Calon or Calão, which, by extension, became a synonym of slang or argot.
    • 2002, Hildo Honório do Couto, Anticrioulo: manifestação lingüística de resistência cultural, Thesaurus, page 20:
      Em (7) dou um exemplo do anglo-romani (a) e um do calão (calon) português(b), que está no mesmo caso, só que com gramática espanhola.
      In (7) I provide an example from Angloromani (a) and one from Portuguese Caló (calon) (b), which is in the same case, but with Spanish grammar.
    • 2009, Cristina da Costa Pereira, Os ciganos ainda estão na estrada, Rocco, page 49:
      Por meio de formas dialetais (manuche, calão), ciganos das mais diversas partes do mundo podem, contudo, se entender razoavelmente, considerando-se que têm como base linguística o romani.
      By means of dialectical forms (Manouche, Caló), gypsies from various parts of the world can, however, understand one another reasonably well, in view of the fact they have Romani as a linguistic ancestor.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown. Possibly the same as above.

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões, feminine calona, feminine plural calonas)

  1. an indolent individual
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Adjective[edit]

calão m ‎(feminine singular calona, masculine plural calões, feminine plural calonas, comparable)

  1. indolent; lazy

Etymology 3[edit]

From cala ‎(rope for nets) +‎ -ão.

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. a type of long boat used in the Algarve for fishing tuna
  2. shoulder pole (a pole with a load in each end, carried on one’s shoulder)
  3. a type of fishing net, with floaters in three corners and a sinker in the fourth corner

Etymology 4[edit]

From cale ‎(gutter) +‎ -ão

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. a tile used to cover the bottom of ditches, to prevent water from being absorbed into the ground

Etymology 5[edit]

From kalam in a Tamil-Malayalam language.

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. a type of large container for liquids

Etymology 6[edit]

From calo ‎(callus) +‎ -ão

Noun[edit]

calão m (plural calões)

  1. Augmentative of calo

Etymology 7[edit]

Verb[edit]

calão

  1. Obsolete form of calam.