fura-bolos

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Fura (pierces) + bolos (cakes).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfu.ɾɐ ˈbo.luʃ/

Noun[edit]

fura-bolos m (plural fura-bolos)

  1. (humorous) the index finger; literally: cake-piercer
    • 2008, Mário Kuperman, Contos: inclusive um de réis e outro do vigário, Marco Zero, page 94:
      Seu dedo fecha a avenida das formigas. Vacilam, dão a volta no fura-bolos.
      His finger closes the ants’ avenue. They falter, they go around via the index finger.

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