borrego

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant form of borrec (young sheep).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

borrego m (plural borregos)

  1. A kind of sweet biscuit.
  2. old maid (an unpopped popcorn kernel)
    Synonyms: agüelo, frare

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish borrego.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: bor‧re‧go

NounEdit

borrego m (plural borregos)

  1. lamb
    Coordinate term: cordeiro
    ensopado de borregolamb stew
    perna de borregoleg of lamb
  2. (figuratively) lamb (docile person)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From borra (year-old sheep).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /boˈreɡo/, [boˈre.ɣ̞o]

NounEdit

borrego m (plural borregos, feminine borrega, feminine plural borregas)

  1. sheep around its second year of age
  2. (figuratively) sheep, lemming
    • 2016, “Black Mirror”, in Trap Mirror, performed by Los Chikos del Maíz:
      Pero sigamos consumiendo que no pasa nada; seamos borregos, seamos manada / Que por suerte el ser humano, vaya / También tiene obsolescencia programada
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

NounEdit

borrego m (plural borregos)

  1. a woolly, white cloud reminiscent of a sheep

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Portuguese: borrego

AdjectiveEdit

borrego (feminine borrega, masculine plural borregos, feminine plural borregas)

  1. (derogatory) simple-minded

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