capullo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from capillo (hood), with the ending influenced by Latin cucūllus.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /kaˈpuʝo/, [kaˈpu.ʝo]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /kaˈpuʎo/, [kaˈpu.ʎo]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /kaˈpuʃo/, [kaˈpu.ʃo]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /kaˈpuʒo/, [kaˈpu.ʒo]

Noun[edit]

capullo m (plural capullos)

  1. cocoon
  2. bud, blossom (especially used for rosebuds)
  3. pod
  4. (vulgar) foreskin
    Synonym: prepucio
  5. (Spain, vulgar, derogatory) asshole, dick (contemptible person)
    Synonyms: cabrón, (Chile) conchetumadre, gilipollas

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