Of uncertain origin; possibly from Vulgar Latin *pendicāre, from Latin pendō (to hang).


  • IPA(key): /pɾinˈɡaɾ/, [pɾĩŋˈɡaɾ]


pringar (first-person singular present pringo, first-person singular preterite pringué, past participle pringado)

  1. (transitive) to drench, dip, or coat in grease or fat
  2. (transitive) to squeeze a greasy food with bread, as a method of preparing it
  3. (transitive) to carry out pringue, wherein someone is punished by having boiling grease thrown at them
  4. (transitive, colloquial) to denigrate or slander
  5. (transitive, colloquial) to place someone in an illegal or unethical position
  6. (transitive, Mexico) to splash
  7. (transitive, Nicaragua) to splatter clothes with water, as a way to iron them
  8. (impersonal, intransitive, Mexico, El Salvador) to drizzle (to produce a light rain or mist)
  9. (intransitive, colloquial) to work hard, especially in tough conditions for little benefit

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