cuñado

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese cunnado, from Latin cognātus. Cf. also cognado.

Noun[edit]

cuñado m (plural cuñados, feminine cuñada, feminine plural cuñadas)

  1. brother-in-law

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuˈɲado/ [kuˈɲa.ð̞o]
  • Rhymes: -ado
  • Hyphenation: cu‧ña‧do

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish [Term?], from Latin cognātus. Doublet of the semi-learned borrowing cognado. The "know-all" sense alludes to the stereotypical behavior of brothers-in-law at Christmas celebrations, weddings and family gatherings.

Noun[edit]

cuñado m (plural cuñados, feminine cuñada, feminine plural cuñadas)

  1. brother-in-law
  2. (informal, derogatory, metonymically, Spain) know-all, (US, Canada) blowhard
    Synonyms: sabelotodo, sabiondo, todólogo
    • 2021 February 1, Pedro del Corral, “¿Qué tipo de cuñados existen? Así es la aplaudida teoría que triunfa en Twitter”, in La Razón[1]:
    • 2019 June 6, Pedro Mateo, “Si dices y haces estas cosas, es posible que te hayas convertido en un cuñado (y lo sabes)”, in Flooxer Now[2]:
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Participle[edit]

cuñado (feminine cuñada, masculine plural cuñados, feminine plural cuñadas)

  1. past participle of cuñar

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