viejo

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin veclus, from Latin vetulus, diminutive of vetus.

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Noun[edit]

viejo m (plural viejos, feminine vieja)

  1. an old person
  2. an old item
  3. (Mexico) a certain guy or man, especially adult or almost
    Me gusta el viejo de bigote.I like the guy with moustache.
    Los tacos más ricos son los del viejo de camisa negra.The most delicious tacos are those sold by the guy with black shirt.
    No quiero viejos groseros en mi fiesta.I do not want impolite, discourteous men in my party.
  4. (Mexico) sweetheart, honey (substitute for a male name)
    Ya regresé, viejo.I am back, sweetheart.
  5. (Mexico) a male sexual companion or partner, occasional or stable, husband
  6. (Chile, Argentina, slang) dad

Adjective[edit]

viejo (feminine singular vieja, masculine plural viejos, feminine plural viejas)

  1. old
    Mi abuelo es viejo.My grandfather is old.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The comparative form of viejo is mayor.

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