chupón

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From chupar +‎ -ón.

Adjective[edit]

chupón (feminine singular chupona, masculine plural chupones, feminine plural chuponas)

  1. (Spain) hoarding, profiteering, sponging (said of a person who abuses a situation to get the best of it; in broad sense, not only referred to money or goods; it can be used as a noun)

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Noun[edit]

chupón m (plural chupones)

  1. (Latin America) hickey (bruise-like mark)
  2. (botany) sucker (branch or trunk that devoids of nutrients the main part of the tree)
  3. (Latin America) baby bottle
  4. (Peru, Venezuela) pacifier, dummy
  5. (Spain) ball hog (a player who keeps the ball to themselves, rather than passing it)
    ¡Chupón! ¡Pasa el balón!
    Ball hog! Pass the ball!

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