chueco

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Etymology[edit]

From chueca (stump of a tree), perhaps remembering curved, bent branches sprouting from it. Itself from Basque txoko (anklebone).

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chueco (feminine singular chueca, masculine plural chuecos, feminine plural chuecas)

  1. (Latin America) crooked, bent, curved (not straight, having one or more bends or angles)
  2. (Latin America) crooked, oblique, (not at right angles, horizontal or vertical)
  3. (Mexico, slang) hot, stolen
  4. (Latin America) devious

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