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Spanish huevo (egg; testicle)

NounEdit

huevo (plural huevos)

  1. (Hispanicism) Egg.
    • 2002, School Library Journal: SLJ - Volume 48, Issues 5-8, page 155:
      Perro prances merrily down the path, balancing his huevo jauntily on his nose, to the amazement of some watching chickens.
    • 2010, Kim O'Donnel, The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook, →ISBN:
      Day or night, huevos has long been a personal favorite, but they inevitably put me into a food coma. To lighten the load, I've slimmed down to just one huevo, and instead amped up the ratio of black beans (simmered in a saucepan, not refried, with aromatics and spices).
    • 2015, Luis Alberto Urrea, Tijuana Book of the Dead, →ISBN, page 3:
      you, who can't believe your Ma rose at 4:45 to fry one huevo and a slice of bologna laid on corn tortilla—border benedict— here's your chance to drag home $80 a week, for her electric.
    • 2016, Dr. Brady Barr, ‎Jennifer Keats Curtis, After A While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary, →ISBN:
      It is hard to believe Jefe was only as big as a candy bar when he first came out of his huevo.
  2. (Hispanicism, usually in the plural) Testicle.
    • 1988, Charles Bowden, Blue Desert, →ISBN, page 3:
      The horse has no huevos. The horse is a mare.
    • 1995, Jack Curtis, Hide-Out Canyon, →ISBN, page 137:
      "I'd give my left huevo for any one of them," Leonardo said. "But . . . but how?"
    • 1997, Floyd Martínez, Spirits of the High Mesa, →ISBN, page 11:
      They were giant wooly monsters with huge curl horns and yellow eyes that saw everything. And below hung big huevos.
    • 1997, Marc Talbert, A Sunburned Prayer, →ISBN, page i:
      But lately his brother had started walking as if he had baseballs packed in his pants instead of huevos the size of a hummingbird's.
    • 2009, Lynn Breedlove, Lynnee Breedlove's One Freak Show:
      Go stand naked in front of a male plastic surgeon. “One breast's lower than the other, we'll have to fix that...” Oh yeah, Doc? Let's see what you got. One huevo's hanging lower than the other.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish hueuo, from Latin ōvum, from Proto-Italic *ōwom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwebo/, [ˈweβo]
  • (dialectal) IPA(key): /ˈɡwebo/, [ˈɡweβo]
  • Rhymes: -eβo
  • Hyphenation: hue‧vo

NounEdit

huevo m (plural huevos)

  1. egg
    • 1992, Dr. Seuss, Huevos Verdes con Jamón, translated by Aída E. Marcuse
      ¿Te gustan los huevos verdes con jamón?
  2. spawn
    Synonym: hueva
  3. (vulgar, slang) testicle
    Synonyms: testículo, tanate
  4. (vulgar, slang, in the plural) guts, balls, courage
  5. (biology) zygote
    Synonym: cigoto
  6. (biology) ovule
    Synonym: óvulo

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