meliante

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish maleante.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /me.li.ˈã.t(ʃ)i/
  • Hyphenation: me‧li‧an‧te

Noun[edit]

meliante m, f (plural meliantes)

  1. delinquent, criminal, outlaw
    Synonyms: delinquente, bandido, criminoso
  2. layabout (someone who does not work)
    Synonym: vagabundo
  3. (figuratively) a despicable, shameless person