taquilla

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of taca, from Arabic طَاق(ṭāq), from Persian طاق(ṭāq, wind).

Noun[edit]

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taquilla f ‎(plural taquillas)

  1. ticket office, box office
    La película será un éxito de taquilla.
    The film will be a box office success.
  2. takings, gate, proceeds
  3. locker; locking file cabinet
    • ante 2009, Leopoldo Alas Mínguez, “La Taquilla”, in La loca aventura de vivir, page 40:
      Se refrescó un poco y, con paso decidido, se encaminó al vestuario. Eran las tantas. Pero cuando se disponía a abrir su taquilla con la llave, sintió un repentino mareo y apoyó la cabeza contra la chapa metálica durante unos instantes.
      He cooled down a little and, with a determined stride, headed for the changing room. It was very late. But when he prepared to open his locker with the key, he felt suddenly dizzy and rested his head against the metal panel for a few moments.
    • 1905, Luis Ruiz Contreras (tr.), El señor Bergeret en París, translation of Monsieur Bergeret à Paris by Anatole France, published 1901, Capítulo XI:
      Una taquilla y una caja de caudales, un sofá, cuatro sillas y un escritorio de madera negra componían el mobiliario de aquella habitación, a la vez íntima y administrativa.
      A file cabinet and a safe, a sofa, four chairs and a black wooden desk made up the furniture of that room, at the same time intimate and administrative.
  4. (Chile, colloquial) something fashionable or popular

Adjective[edit]

taquilla m, f ‎(plural taquillas)

  1. (Chile, colloquial) cool, popular, fashionable
    • 1997, Marta Lagos, “Reconquistar los símbolos de un destino común”, in Mensaje, Issues 456-465:
      Lo chileno esta out, porque no es moderno, porque no es taquilla, porque no viene del extranjero.
      That which is Chilean is out, because it is not modern, because it is not cool, because it does not come from abroad.

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