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  • IPA(key): /ˈ, [ˈwe̞.so̞], [ˈɡwe̞.so̞], [ˈɣwe̞.so̞]


From Old Spanish huesso, from Latin ossum, popular variant of os, ossis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ésth₁(bone), *h₂óst. Compare Catalan os, French os, Interlingua osso, Italian osso, Portuguese osso, Romanian os, Sardinian ossu. Political sense comes from comparing a dog looking for and defending a bone and a politician searching a position.


hueso m (plural huesos)

  1. (anatomy) bone
  2. (botany) a stone; the central part of some fruits, consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer (like those of peach, olive, avocado or mango)
  3. (politics, Mexico, slang) a political position (designated or elected)
  4. (Spain, informa) a strict person

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