empollón

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From empollar +‎ -ón.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /empoˈʝon/, [ẽm.poˈʝõn]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /empoˈʎon/, [ẽm.poˈʎõn]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /empoˈʃon/, [ẽm.poˈʃõn]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /empoˈʒon/, [ẽm.poˈʒõn]

Adjective[edit]

empollón (feminine empollona, masculine plural empollones, feminine plural empollonas)

  1. (Spain) nerdy

Noun[edit]

empollón m (plural empollones, feminine empollona, feminine plural empollonas)

  1. (Spain, derogatory) wonk, swot, nerd
    Synonyms: chapón, (Spain) chapona, (Chile) mateo, (Spain) pitagorín

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