chulo

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chulo m or f (plural chulos)

  1. cute, pretty, lovely
  2. (colloquial) cocky
    Synonyms: arrogante, petulante

Noun[edit]

chulo m (plural chulos)

  1. pimp
    Synonym: bagaxeiro

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
 

  • Rhymes: -ulu
  • Hyphenation: chu‧lo

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish chulo.[1][2]

Adjective[edit]

chulo (feminine chula, masculine plural chulos, feminine plural chulas)

  1. (of language or words) coarse; vulgar; obscene
    Synonyms: obsceno, vulgar, de baixo calão
  2. (of people or their actions and attitude) vulgar; obscene; distasteful
    Synonyms: obsceno, vulgar

Noun[edit]

chulo m (plural chulos)

  1. a term in foul language, profanity
  2. (Portugal) pimp (prostitution solicitor)
    Synonyms: cafetão, proxeneta

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

chulo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chular

References[edit]

  1. ^ chulo” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2023.
  2. ^ chulo” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ciullo, a now-obsolete shortening of Italian fanciullo, a diminutive based ultimately on Latin īnfāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃulo/ [ˈt͡ʃu.lo]
  • Rhymes: -ulo
  • Syllabification: chu‧lo

Adjective[edit]

chulo (feminine chula, masculine plural chulos, feminine plural chulas, superlative chulísimo)

  1. (of actions) cute, pretty, lovely, cool, nifty
    Synonyms: mono, cuqui, bonito, genial; see also Thesaurus:guay
  2. (Spain, colloquial, of people) cocky (overly confident, arrogant and boastful)
    Synonyms: chulito, engreído, arrogante, petulante, altanero
    • 2017 March 18, Elvira Lindo, “Blablacar, el sainete”, in El País[1]:
      Después de que un tipo se pusiera chulo en el tren porque le pedí que hablara más bajo por el móvil, decidí que mi campaña por el buen uso del celular había concluido.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  3. (Chile, colloquial) ordinary, common, vulgar, rascal
    Synonyms: ordinario, rasca, chuliento, mugriento, flaite

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chulo is to define actions and means cute, but in people it means cocky. To describe an action as cocky one uses chulesco. For example, "una jugada chula" means "a cute play" while "una jugada chulesca" means "a cocky play".

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: xulo
  • Portuguese: chulo

Noun[edit]

chulo m (plural chulos)

  1. (Spain) pimp
    Synonyms: proxeneta, rufián, cabrón, cafiche, alcahuete
  2. (Venezuela, colloquial) freeloader, mooch
    Synonyms: gorrón, parásito, lambucio, golillero, oportunista
  3. (bullfighting) a bullfighter's assistant

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