piquete

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See also: Piquete and piqueté

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French piquete.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pi‧que‧te

Noun[edit]

piquete m (plural piquetes)

  1. Refers to a relatively small to medium-sized group of people.
    1. (military) small troop or guard
    2. (military) any other group of soldiers, firefighters or policemen
    3. group of strikers (workers on strike)
    4. a number of workers designated for turn-based work

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pico +‎ -ete (diminutive suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /piˈkete/ [piˈke.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ete
  • Hyphenation: pi‧que‧te

Noun[edit]

piquete m (plural piquetes)

  1. prick (in the skin)
  2. shot, jab (with a syringe)
    Synonym: inyección
  3. injection
    Synonym: inyección
  4. sting (bump in the skin made by an insect)
    Synonym: roncha
  5. (slang, Mexico) a small or medium amount of a strong alcoholic beverage (usually tequila, rum or brandy) poured in a non-alcoholic beverage, such as punch, coffee, juice, soda beverage, etc.
    Dame un café, pero con piquete.
    Give me a coffee, but pour some alcohol in it.
  6. picket line

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