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BulgarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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 будалаpravja se na budalaplay the fool
  3. (colloquial) easy game, easy mark, easy meat

InflectionEdit


MacedonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

будала (budalaf (plural будали)

  1. fool
  2. idiot
  3. simpleton

Usage notesEdit

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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