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tunco m (plural tuncos)

  1. (colloquial, El Salvador) pig
    Dale de comer a los tuncos. - Give the pigs something to eat.
    • 2000-05-07, Lito Montalvo, "Don Lito viaja a Palestina". In: El Diario de Hoy. Newspaper (online version). Accessed 2013-07-04.
      [D]ormimos desde las nueve de la noche que apagan el generador hasta las 6 de la mañana, cuando empiezan a cantar los gallos y a gruñir los tuncos. - We slept from 9 o'clock at night, when they turn off the generator, until 6 o'clock in the morning, when the roosters start crowing and the pigs start grunting.
    Synonyms: cerdo, cochino, marrano, puerco
  2. (colloquial, figuratively, El Salvador) fat person
    Dile al tunco de tu jefe que te dé vacación. - Tell that fat ass of your boss to give you some vacation time.

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