papelão

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From papel +‎ -ão.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pa‧pe‧lão

Noun[edit]

papelão m (plural papelões)

  1. cardboard
  2. paper bank (a container where paper and cardboards are placed for recycling)
  3. (figuratively) gaffe, blunder (embarrassing mistake)
    Synonym: mico

Descendants[edit]

  • Hunsrik: Papelong

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