guguștiuc

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Romanian[edit]

Guguștiuc

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Probably from or akin to Bulgarian гугущук (guguštuk).

Another theory suggests a connection to the onomatopoeic root gâng, which imitates the sounds made by certain birds and insects. Probably related to guguș[1].

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guguștiuc m (plural guguștiuci)

  1. collared dove (bird)
  2. (familiar) a sucker, pigeon, mug
  3. (slang) a rookie burglar
  4. (slang, attributive) smitten, enamoured, in love

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  • ^ guguștiuc in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language), 2004-2018