chivato

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chivar +‎ -ato

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃiˈbato/, [t͡ʃi.ˈβ̞a.t̪o]

Noun[edit]

chivato m (plural chivatos, feminine chivata, feminine plural chivatas)

  1. A snitch; telltale; informer; stool pigeon
    Synonyms: acusete, chivo, delator, informante, sapo, soplón
  2. A young goat that is between the ages of 6 months and one year old
  3. A device that warns of an abnormality or draws attention to something

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