pícaro


pícaro
adj.
mischievous, impish, rascally, naughty.
m.
rascal, little wretch, scamp, picaro.
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pícaro
adjetivo
1 (astuto) crafty, sly
2 (atrevido) wicked
nombre masculino,nombre femenino
1 (persona astuta) slyboots, crafty devil
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pícaro, -a
1. ADJ
1) (=taimado) sly, crafty; (=travieso) [niño] naughty, mischievous
2) (=deshonesto) crooked; (=pillo) roguish, knavish
3) hum naughty, wicked

¡este pícaro siglo! — what naughty times we live in!

tiene inclinación a los pícaros celos — she is prone to wicked jealousy

4) (=precoz) [niño] precocious, knowing ( esp sexually aware before the proper age )
2. SM / F
1) (=granuja) rogue, scoundrel; (=ladino) sly sort; (=niño) rascal, scamp

¡pícaro! — you rascal!

2) (Literat) rogue
PÍCARO In Spanish literature, especially of the Golden Age, the pícaro is a roguish character whose travels and adventures are used as a vehicle for social satire. The anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes (1554), which relates the life and adventures of one such character, is thought to be the first of the genre known as the picaresque novel, or novela picaresca. Other well-known picaresque novels were written by Cervantes (Rinconete y Cortadillo) and Francisco de Quevedo (El Buscón).
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I
-ra adjetivo
a) (ladino) crafty, cunning
b) (malicioso) <persona> naughty, wicked (colloq); <chiste/comentario> naughty, racy; <mirada/sonrisa> wicked (colloq), cheeky (BrE)
II
-ra masculino, femenino
a) (Lit) rogue, villain
b) (astuto) cunning o crafty devil (colloq)
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= rogue, elfin, impish, crafty, mischievous, playful.
Ex. Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS; rogues AND VAGABONDS.
Ex. Then, with an elfin smile she said: 'You see, I haven't been entirely unconcerned!'.
Ex. Then, leaning back in her chair and with an impish smile playing about her mouth, she said: 'You know I can't quite get used to the idea of him giving up his job to follow his wife'.
Ex. Crafty! He wanted nothing to do with the straitjacket of guidelines and so-called standards = ¡Qué astuto! no quería saber nada de las restricciones que imponen las directrices y las "supuestas" normas.
Ex. Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.
Ex. The article is a playful attempt to describe the historical determinations of the subject.
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I
-ra adjetivo
a) (ladino) crafty, cunning
b) (malicioso) <persona> naughty, wicked (colloq); <chiste/comentario> naughty, racy; <mirada/sonrisa> wicked (colloq), cheeky (BrE)
II
-ra masculino, femenino
a) (Lit) rogue, villain
b) (astuto) cunning o crafty devil (colloq)
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= rogue, elfin, impish, crafty, mischievous, playful.

Ex: Some headings are vague and without scope notes to define them: ROBBERS AND OUTLAWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS; rogues AND VAGABONDS.

Ex: Then, with an elfin smile she said: 'You see, I haven't been entirely unconcerned!'.
Ex: Then, leaning back in her chair and with an impish smile playing about her mouth, she said: 'You know I can't quite get used to the idea of him giving up his job to follow his wife'.
Ex: Crafty! He wanted nothing to do with the straitjacket of guidelines and so-called standards = ¡Qué astuto! no quería saber nada de las restricciones que imponen las directrices y las "supuestas" normas.
Ex: Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.
Ex: The article is a playful attempt to describe the historical determinations of the subject.

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pícaro1 -ra
adjective
1 (ladino) crafty, cunning
2 (malicioso) ‹persona› naughty, wicked (colloq); ‹chiste/comentario› naughty, racy; ‹mirada/sonrisa› wicked (colloq), cheeky (BrE)
pícaro2 -ra
masculine, feminine
1 (Lit) rogue, villain
2 (astuto) cunning o crafty devil (colloq)
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pícaro
-ra adjetivo

a) (ladino) crafty, cunning

b) (malicioso) ‹personanaughty, wicked (colloq);

chiste/comentarionaughty, racy;
mirada/sonrisamischievous, cheeky (BrE)
■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
a) (Lit) rogue, villain

b) (astuto) cunning o crafty devil (colloq)

'pícaro' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
bandida
- bandido
- granuja
- maliciosa
- malicioso
- socarrón
- socarrona
- sabandija
- sinvergüenza
English:
glint
- mischievous
- rogue
- roguish
- cheeky
- playful
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pícaro, -a
adj
1. [astuto] cunning, crafty;
¡qué pícaro es este gato! this cat is very cunning o sly
2. [travieso] naughty, mischievous
3. [atrevido] [persona] bold, daring;
[comentario] naughty, racy; [sonrisa] wicked, cheeky
nm,f
1. Lit rogue [protagonist in picaresque novels]
2. [astuto] sly person, rogue
3. [travieso] rascal
4. [atrevido] brazen person
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pícaro
I adj
1 persona crafty, sly
2 comentario mischievous
II m rogue
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pícaro, -ra adj
1) : mischievous
2) : cunning, sly
3) : off-color, risqué
pícaro, -ra n
1) : rogue, scoundrel
2) : rascal

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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