See also: Blanco

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

blanco (third-person singular simple present blancos, present participle blancoing, simple past and past participle blancoed)

  1. (transitive) To polish using Blanco.
    • 1959, Anthony Burgess, Beds in the East (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 604:
      The Independence celebrations were coming, contingents of police had to be drilled and blancoed and starched before proceeding to Kuala Lumpur to represent the state.
    • 2012, Pat Coppard, In Spite of Everything ......: A Life-Story of Fear, Heartbreak, Love, Trickery and Triumph
      Eddie went back to his sea cadets, leading the band on Sunday mornings. He always looked very smart. He used to spend most of Saturday evening blancoing his kit and pressing his blue uniform.

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EtymologyEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

blanco m sg (feminine singular blanca, neuter singular blanco, masculine and neuter plural blancos, feminine plural blances)

  1. white

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NounEdit

blanco m (plural blancos)

  1. correction fluid, whiteout, Tippex
    Synonyms: blanc, correcteur liquide, tipex

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

blanco (plural blancos)

  1. white person, usually a white man

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Spanish (from the colour of their strip). Doublet of bianco.

NounEdit

blanco m (plural blancos)

  1. (soccer) A Real Madrid football player (in plural - the team)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (white, bright, blinding), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- (to shine), through a Late Latin, Vulgar Latin *blancus. Found as early as the Cantar de Mio Cid[1]. Compare Old High German blanch (shining, bright, white) (German blank), Old English blanc (white, grey), blanca (white steed). Cognate with English blank, Dutch blank, etc.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈblanko/, [ˈblãŋko]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

blanco (feminine singular blanca, masculine plural blancos, feminine plural blancas)

  1. white
    Synonym: albo (poetic)
    Antonym: negro
  2. (heraldry) argent

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NounEdit

blanco m (plural blancos)

  1. white
    Antonym: negro
  2. target

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DescendantsEdit

  • Chavacano: blangko, blangku
  • Papiamentu: blancu

See alsoEdit

Colors in Spanish · colores (layout · text)
     blanco      gris      negro
             rojo; carmín, carmesí              naranja, anaranjado; marrón              amarillo; crema
             lima              verde              menta
             cian; azul-petróleo              azur              azul
             violeta; añil, índigo              magenta; morado, púrpura              rosa

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