- dative masculine singular of
- dative neuter singular of
- ablative masculine singular of
- ablative neuter singular of
Arguably taken from Latin mensa (“table”); it is thought that medieval monks used the names of inanimate objects in disparaging reference to illiterate or non‐discerning people, partially out of a desire to not use an explicitly pejorative insult as would be forbidden by their canons.
- (offensive, Mexico, Central America) foolish, dull
- (offensive, Mexico, Central America) distracted, absent-minded
- (offensive, Mexico) ignorant
- (offensive, Mexico) inexpert
- (offensive, Mexico) timid, shy
- (offensive, Mexico) ingenuous, naive
- Although in some contexts zonzo, bobo, tonto, menso, tarado, idiota, imbécil, estúpido and pendejo may be synonyms, in most contexts have a different degree, having zonzo the mildest connotation, increasing its intensity in that rough order, to estúpido and pendejo, which have the most offensive sense.