chato

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, inherited from Vulgar Latin *plattus (flattened), from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús). Doublet of prato.

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chato m (feminine singular chata, masculine plural chatos, feminine plural chatas, comparable)

  1. flat
    Synonyms: achatado, plano, reto
  2. (colloquial) boring
    Synonyms: sem graça, monótono
    Golfe é chato.Golf is boring.
  3. (colloquial) annoying
    Synonyms: irritante
    Que chato!How annoying!
  4. (colloquial) shameful
    Synonyms: vergonhoso
  5. (colloquial) disappointing
    Synonyms: decepcionante

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Noun[edit]

chato m (plural chatos)

  1. (colloquial) bore (one who inspires boredom or lack of interest)
  2. crab louse (parasitic insect that lives amongst the pubic hairs of humans)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *plattus (flattened), from Ancient Greek πλατύς (platús). As the Spanish word was attested rather late in time, such as in Cervantes' Don Quixote of 1605, there are theories that it may have been a borrowing from Portuguese (where the phonetic shift of the Latin consonant cluster -pl- to -ch- is more normal; in Spanish, it usually becomes -ll-), or alternatively that it may have been a popular word used by the people that did not make its way into written documents prior to Spanish Golden Age literature, as it was only learned people and scholars writing in the Middle Ages. The phonetic evolution in this case may be explained by the word often having been postconsonantal (such as es chato, los chatos, un chato, etc.), which would fit in more with Spanish phonetic norms (compare henchir, hinchar). Doublet of plato, which in contrast to chato has a more learned quality[1]. Cognate to Portuguese chato, Catalan plat, French plat, Italian piatto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃato/, [ˈt͡ʃat̪o]

Adjective[edit]

chato (feminine singular chata, masculine plural chatos, feminine plural chatas)

  1. flat
    Synonyms: plano, llano
  2. pug-nosed
  3. (Chile) annoyed, fed up, sick and tired
    Synonyms: harto, hastiado, cabreado
  4. (Antilles, informal) kiddo, little one, youngster

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Welsh[edit]

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chato

  1. Aspirate mutation of cato.