chispa

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See also: chispá

Occitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

chispa f (plural chispas)

  1. (vulgar) bitch, harpy

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

onomatopoeia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chispa f (plural chispas)

  1. spark (small particle of glowing matter)
  2. a sudden and brief glow
  3. (figuratively) a brief manifestation of emotion

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

chispa!

  1. go away!

Usage notes[edit]

Normally said to a dog, but can be said to a person, if one wants to demean them.

Verb[edit]

chispa

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of chispar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of chispar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chispa f (plural chispas)

  1. spark (small particle of glowing matter)
  2. spark (small burst of electrical discharge)
  3. (colloquial) drunkenness, intoxication (state of being intoxicated with alcohol)

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chispa (plural chispas)

  1. (Mexico, colloquial) lively, vivacious, frisky (full of life and energy)
  2. (Spain, colloquial) tipsy (slightly drunk)

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