cuchufleta

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Seemingly from the Spanish cuchillo meaning knife, likely due to the insult being piercing as a knife is.

Noun[edit]

cuchufleta f (plural cuchufletas)

  1. jibe
    • 1877, Benito Pérez Galdós, Gloria
      el cura y Amarillo dejaron caer alguna punzante cuchufleta sobre la persona del filósofo de aldea
      the priest and Amarillo let out a piercing jibe to the person of the village philosopher

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