chulo


chulo
adj.
1 nice, neat.
2 good-looking.
3 bragging, braggart.
4 not fashionable.
5 festive, jaunty.
m.
1 pimp.
2 braggart, brag, flashy harry, flashy type.
3 free-rider.
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chulo
adjetivo
1 familiar (descarado) cocky, cheeky
2 familiar (vistoso) showy, flashy
3 familiar (bonito) nice, pretty
¡qué vestido tan chulo! what a nice dress!
nombre masculino,nombre femenino
1 familiar (presuntuoso) show-off, swank
2 familiar (castizo) working-class person from Madrid
nombre masculino chulo
1 familiar (proxeneta) pimp
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FRASEOLOGÍA
ponerse chulo,-a familiar to get cocky, get cheeky
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chulo
nombre masculino
1 familiar (proxeneta) pimp
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1. ADJ *
1) (=arrogante) cocky *

vino uno muy chulo y me insultó — this guy comes up to me all cocky o bold as brass and insulted me *

una mujer se abanicaba, muy chula ella, en la ventana — a woman was fanning herself in the window, bold as brass o as brazen as you like

ponerse chulo: se puso en plan chulo — he got all cocky *

no te pongas chulo conmigo — don't get cocky with me *

2) (=bonito)

¡qué vestido más chulo! — what a lovely dress!

¡qué chulo me ha quedado el dibujo! — my drawing looks great!

chica, estás chulísima — LAm you look gorgeous

2.
ADV CAm, Méx * well

jugar chulo — to play well

3.
SMF ( Hist) typical working-class person from Madrid
4. SM
1) * (tb: chulo putas) pimp
2) Col * (=buitre) vulture, buzzard (EEUU)
3) (Taur) bullfighter's assistant
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I
-la adjetivo
1) (fam) (bonito)
a) (Esp, Méx) <vestido/casa> neat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)

qué chulas flores te regalaron! — (Méx) what nice flowers they gave you!

b) (Méx) <hombre> good-looking, cute (esp AmE); <mujer> pretty, cute (esp AmE)

¿por qué llora, chula? — why are you crying, sweetheart o love?

2) (Esp fam) (bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq)

no te me pongas chulo — don't get nervy o cocky with me (colloq)

3) (Esp) (satisfecho, garboso)

qué chula va! — doesn't she look pretty!

4) (Chi fam) (de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
II
-la masculino, femenino (Esp fam) (bravucón) flashy type
III
masculino (Esp fam)
1) (proxeneta) tb

chulo de putas — pimp

2) (Col) (Zool) black vulture
3) (Col) (signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
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I
-la adjetivo
1) (fam) (bonito)
a) (Esp, Méx) <vestido/casa> neat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)

qué chulas flores te regalaron! — (Méx) what nice flowers they gave you!

b) (Méx) <hombre> good-looking, cute (esp AmE); <mujer> pretty, cute (esp AmE)

¿por qué llora, chula? — why are you crying, sweetheart o love?

2) (Esp fam) (bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq)

no te me pongas chulo — don't get nervy o cocky with me (colloq)

3) (Esp) (satisfecho, garboso)

qué chula va! — doesn't she look pretty!

4) (Chi fam) (de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
II
-la masculino, femenino (Esp fam) (bravucón) flashy type
III
masculino (Esp fam)
1) (proxeneta) tb

chulo de putas — pimp

2) (Col) (Zool) black vulture
3) (Col) (signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
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chulo1
1 = pimp, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], thug, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, show-off, showboat, hot dog, ruffian, hoodlum, supercilious.

Ex: The unholy and more holy sources of community information are mentioned from pimps and prostitutes to the preacher and the policeman.

Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
Ex: Poole was a notorious gang leader & street thug, murdered by enemies of similar background.
Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and 'snobbish'.
Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
Ex: The ebullient Mr Wang is a chatterbox and a bit of a show-off.
Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
Ex: Jerry Hairston is a bit of a hot dog and needs to be reined in at times.
Ex: The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.
Ex: Gangs of hoodlums, aged as young as eight, are roaming the streets terrorising store owners and shoppers in broad daylight.
Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

chulo2
2 = neat [neater -comp., neatest -sup.], nifty [niftier -comp., nifitiest -sup.], funky [funkier -comp., funkiest -sup.], swish.

Ex: What is possibly less easy is to making sure that the guiding stays clean, neat and accurate.

Ex: Another reason why this is nifty is because this site has plenty of resources available for your use, so you're not having to re-invent the wheel should you decide to adopt this assignment for your course.
Ex: The scarf can be knit with pockets at the end to keep their hands toasty or trimmed with bobbles for a funky look.
Ex: The entrance to the hotel is very swish and the rooms although small very well maintained and clean.
* lo chulo = coolness.
* ser chulo = be cool.

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chulo1 -la
adjective
A (fam) (bonito)
1 (Esp, Méx) ‹vestido/casa› neat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)
tiene una casa más chula … she has a gorgeous house!, she has a neat o lovely house!
¡qué chulas flores te regalaron! (Méx); what nice flowers they gave you!
2 (Méx) ‹hombre› good-looking, cute (esp AmE); ‹mujer› pretty, cute (esp AmE)
mira qué niño tan chulo what a lovely-looking o cute o sweet little boy
¿por qué llora, chula? why are you crying, sweetheart o love?
B (Esp fam) (bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), smart (AmE colloq), mouthy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq), cheeky (BrE colloq)
no te me pongas chulo don't get nervy o cocky with me (colloq)
C
(Esp) (satisfecho, garboso): ¡mira qué chula va con su vestido nuevo! doesn't she look pretty parading around in her new dress!
D (Chi fam) (de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
chulo2 -la
masculine, feminine
A (madrileño castizo) traditional working-class figure from certain areas of Madrid
B (Esp fam) (bravucón) flashy type, flash harry (BrE colloq)
chulo3
masculine
(Esp fam)
A (proxeneta) tb
chulo de putas pimp
B (Col) (Zool) black vulture
C (Col) (marca, signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
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chulo 1
-la adjetivo

1 (fam) (bonito)
a) (Esp, Méx) ‹vestido/casaneat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)

b) (Méx) ‹hombregood-looking, cute (esp AmE);

mujerpretty, cute (esp AmE)
2 (Esp fam) (bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq)
3 (Chi fam) (de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (Esp fam) (bravucón) flashy type
chulo 2 sustantivo masculino (Esp fam)
1 (proxeneta) pimp
2 (Col) (Zool) black vulture
3 (Col) (signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
chulo,-a familiar
I m,f (presuntuoso) show-off
(insolente) cocky: tu primo me pareció un chulo, your cousin's a bit of a show-off
II adjetivo
1 (insolente, fanfarrón) se puso muy chulo con nosotros, he got all cocky with us
2 (bonito) smashing: familiar llevas un collar muy chulo, that's a great necklace you've got on
III sustantivo masculino (proxeneta) pimp
'chulo' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
chula
- rufián
English:
cocky
- in-your-face
- neat
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chulo, -a
adj
1. Esp [descarado] cocky;
ponerse chulo to get cocky
2. Esp, Méx Fam [bonito] cool, Br top, US neat;
se ha comprado una moto muy chula she's bought a really cool o Br top o US neat bike;
esta es la canción más chula del disco this is the coolest song on the record;
lo más chulo del verano es que los días son más largos the coolest thing about summer is that the days are longer;
Comp
Fam
ir más chulo que un ocho to have one's glad rags on
3. Esp Fam [lesionado]
tengo la pata chula I've done my leg in
nm,f
Esp
1. [descarado] cocky person;
Vulg
es un chulo de mierda he's a cocky little bastard
2. [madrileño] = lower-class native of 18th-19th century Madrid
nm
Esp [proxeneta] pimp
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chulo
fam
I adj
1 fantastic fam , great fam
2 Méx (guapo) attractive
3 (presuntuoso) cocky fam ;
ponerse chulo get cocky
II m pimp
* * *
chulo, -la adj
1) fam : cute, pretty
2) Spain fam : cocky, arrogant
chulo nm, Spain : pimp
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chulo adj
1. (presumido) cocky [comp. cockier; superl. cockiest]
2. (bonito) smart

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