guapo

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish guapo, from Latin vappa.

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guapo (feminine guapa, masculine plural guapos, feminine plural guapes)

  1. good-looking or handsome (unisex)
  2. smart or elegant

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since 1755. Probably from Spanish guapo.

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Adjective[edit]

guapo m (feminine singular guapa, masculine plural guapos, feminine plural guapas)

  1. good
    • 1812, Ramón González Semnra, Carta recomendada:
      nosoutros xa lle temos un jues moi guapo. Para buscalo non fixemos mais que botar ó ollo ó veciño da jurisdizon que nos pareceu mais honrado, mais home de ben, mais cristiano, é que millor coidaba da sua familia é da sua casa, sin ser empexoso, nin empeitizo, nin sobervio, nin cobizoso, nin zizañeiro
      we already have a very good judge. For finding him we did nothing but search for the neighbor that seemed to us as the most honest, the most upstanding, the most Christian, and that tooks the most care of his family and house; who is neither envious, nor haughty, nor arrogant, nor greedy, nor an instigator.
    Synonym: bo
  2. nice, beautiful
    • 1755, Magdalena Garcia de Ogando, Carta:
      a sua sobriña Faruciña me dice que de sua parte le diga a bustede que lle quer regale con un rosario de Jerusalen mui guapo
      you niece Farruquiña tell me that, on her behalf, I tell you that she want to gift you a very nice rosary of Jerusalem
    Synonym: bonito
  3. good-looking
    Synonyms: fermoso, garrido

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Mirandese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

guapo m (feminine guapa, masculine plural guapos, feminine plural guapas)

  1. gorgeous, beautiful

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish guapo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

guapo m (feminine singular guapa, masculine plural guapos, feminine plural guapas, comparable)

  1. brave; courageous
    Synonyms: bravo, corajoso
  2. pretty; beautiful
    Synonyms: belo, bonito

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin vappa (flat wine; figuratively, worthless person), probably not directly but through the intermediate of dialectal Old French wape, gape, gouape, which has also received influence from Proto-Germanic *hwapjaną (to breathe, air out, let go to waste, become sour). At one point meant "rascal" or "ruffian" and evolved in meaning over time.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwapo/, [ˈɡwa.po]
  • Hyphenation: gua‧po

Noun[edit]

guapo m (plural guapos)

  1. arrowroot

Adjective[edit]

guapo (feminine guapa, masculine plural guapos, feminine plural guapas) (superlative guapísimo)

  1. good-looking; handsome, pretty (describes a man or a woman)
    Synonyms: bonito, hermoso, lindo
    Antonym: feo
    Los chicos son guapos.The boys are good-looking.
  2. smart or elegant
  3. bold, fearless
  4. (Dominican Republic) angry, upset

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Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: gwapo
  • Tagalog: guwapo

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