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: proxeneta

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

chulo m (plural chulos)

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mozarabic شّولُ(šúlo) from Latin sciolus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (of actions) cute, pretty, lovely, cool
    Synonyms: mono, cuqui, bonito
  2. (Spain, colloquial, of people) cocky (overly confident, arrogant and boastful)
    Synonyms: chulito, engreído, arrogante, petulante, altanero
  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. And to cocky actions is used chulesco. E.g. una jugada chula (a cute play); una jugada chulesca (a cocky play)

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

chulo m (plural chulos)

  1. (Spain) pimp
    Synonyms: proxeneta, rufián, cabrón, cafiche, alcahuete

Further reading[edit]