bruja


bruja
f.
1 witch, sorceress.
2 hag (informal) (ugly woman).
3 vixen, old bag, old hag, bitch.
4 crone, harridan.
5 barn owl.
pres.subj.
3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: brujir.
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bruja
nombre femenino
1 (hechicera) witch
2 (mujer - fea) old hag; (- malintencionada) witch
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noun f.
witch
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1.
ADJ

estar bruja — Caribe, Méx ** to be broke *, be flat (EEUU) *

ando bien bruja — ** I'm skint **

2. SF
1) (=hechicera) witch
2) * (=arpía) old hag *; Méx woman
3) Caribe, Cono Sur (=fantasma) spook *, ghost; (=puta) whore
4) (Orn) barn owl
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femenino
1) (mujer antipática) (fam) witch (colloq), old hag (colloq); ver tb brujo II
2) (AmC, Col) (Zool) moth
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= witch, bitch, dragon lady, shrewish, evil old woman, sorceress, old hag, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.
Ex. Recently parents and concerned citizens have increasingly challenged library books that feature witches, demons and the devil whether in fiction, mythology or mysticism.
Ex. Scarlett O'Hara, the main character, is portrayed as both a scheming bitch and hard-nosed survivor.
Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
Ex. The fear of evil old women flying across the sky on broomsticks and hunting for children still remains today because of the ignorance of humanity.
Ex. Its origin is a German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.
Ex. On the streets of London we meet some of the denizens of the city -- there is the sandwich-board man, a blind old hag, and a lamplighter among them.
Ex. Many stories about hags seem to have been used to frighten children into being good.
Ex. Feminists prior to her were the old bags, the women that were so ugly you couldn't stand to look at them.
Ex. About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together.
Ex. The other day some crazy old bat stole both my house keys and car keys.
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* bieja bruja = old hag.
* caza de brujas = witch-hunt, witch hunting.
* vieja bruja = evil old woman, harridan, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.
* * *
femenino
1) (mujer antipática) (fam) witch (colloq), old hag (colloq); ver tb brujo II
2) (AmC, Col) (Zool) moth
* * *
= witch, bitch, dragon lady, shrewish, evil old woman, sorceress, old hag, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.

Ex: Recently parents and concerned citizens have increasingly challenged library books that feature witches, demons and the devil whether in fiction, mythology or mysticism.

Ex: Scarlett O'Hara, the main character, is portrayed as both a scheming bitch and hard-nosed survivor.
Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
Ex: The fear of evil old women flying across the sky on broomsticks and hunting for children still remains today because of the ignorance of humanity.
Ex: Its origin is a German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.
Ex: On the streets of London we meet some of the denizens of the city -- there is the sandwich-board man, a blind old hag, and a lamplighter among them.
Ex: Many stories about hags seem to have been used to frighten children into being good.
Ex: Feminists prior to her were the old bags, the women that were so ugly you couldn't stand to look at them.
Ex: About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together.
Ex: The other day some crazy old bat stole both my house keys and car keys.
* bieja bruja = old hag.
* caza de brujas = witch-hunt, witch hunting.
* vieja bruja = evil old woman, harridan, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.

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bruja
feminine
A (mujer antipática) (fam); witch (colloq), old hag (colloq) ver tb brujo2 (↑ brujo (2))
B (AmC, Col) (Zool) moth
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bruja sustantivo femenino
1 witch, sorceress
2 fig (mujer antipática) old bag
'bruja' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
mientras
- chicha
- escoba
English:
bitch
- cow
- hag
- sorceress
- witch
- change
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bruja
nf
1. [hechicera] witch, sorceress
2. Fam [mujer fea] hag
3. Fam [mujer mala] witch
adj
CAm, Carib, Méx Fam
andar o [m5]estar bruja [sin dinero] to be broke o Br skint
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bruja
f
1 witch;
caza de brujas tb fig witch hunt
2 Méx
:
andar o
estar bruja fam be broke fam
* * *
bruja n witch [pl. witches]

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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