будала

BulgarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء (budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل (badal) and بَدِيل (badīl).

NounEdit

будала (budalám and f

  1. (colloquial) dupe, fall guy, juggins
  2. (colloquial) fool, simpleton, ass, booby, dolt, chump, ninny, puppethead, fathead, nincompoop, gander
    правя се на будала - play the fool
  3. (colloquial) easy game, easy mark, easy meat

InflectionEdit


MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء (budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل (badal) and بَدِيل (badīl).

NounEdit

будала (budala) f (pl: будали)

Note: Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.
  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish بدلا (budala), from Arabic بُدَلَاء (budalāʾ), plural of بَدَل (badal) and بَدِيل (badīl).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /budǎla/
  • Hyphenation: бу‧да‧ла

NounEdit

буда̀ла f (Latin spelling budàla)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Although the word itself is feminine, it can also be applied to a masculine person without any change.

QuotationsEdit

Last modified on 16 February 2014, at 13:37