walkman

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Genericization of the Sony trademark Walkman.

Noun[edit]

walkman (plural walkmans or (uncommon) walkmen)

  1. A portable personal audio cassette player with headphones.

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Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English walkman.

Noun[edit]

walkman m (plural walkmans)

  1. (informal) walkman
    Synonym: baladeur
    • 2006, Dans le silence des mots d'amour, page 49:
      Si le cor du déjeuner avait sonné à ce moment-là, elle ne l'aurait pas entendu, à cause du walkman.
      If the lunch horn had sounded just then, she wouldn't have heard it, because of the walkman.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English walkman.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

walkman m (invariable)

  1. walkman (portable cassette player)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ walkman in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English walkman.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɔk.mɛn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔkmɛn
  • Syllabification: walk‧man

Noun[edit]

walkman m inan

  1. (electronics) walkman

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • walkman in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • walkman in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English walkman.

Noun[edit]

walkman m (plural walkmans or walkmen or walkman)

  1. walkman (portable cassette player)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English walkman.

Noun[edit]

walkman n (plural walkmenuri)

  1. walkman

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English walkman.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɡman/ [ˈwaɣ̞.mãn], /ˈwalɡman/ [ˈwalɣ̞.mãn]
  • Hyphenation: walk‧man

Noun[edit]

walkman m (plural walkman)

  1. walkman

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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