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EtymologyEdit

See simple. As an interjection, “Simples!”, a humorous alteration of “Simple!”, was popularised as the broken-English catchphrase of a meerkat character in a TV advertisement for price comparison website comparethemarket.com.

PronunciationEdit

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InterjectionEdit

simples

  1. (Britain, slang, humorous) Indicating that something is easy to do or to understand.
    • 2009 April 14, "jamie powell" (username), "Re: Satellite dish acquires wrong 'bird'", in uk.tech.digital-tv, Usenet:
      There is no potential for takeover of the state of Pakistan by a rag-tag bunch of trumped-up nobodies with battered guns, and therefore no threat to the west. simples!
    • 2010 March 25, Mike Jones, "Re: And Jeremiah The Prophet Said:", in alt.talk.creationism and other newsgroups, Usenet:
      So you claim. So, put whatcha got on the table, or STFU. ¶ Simples.
    • 2010 August 10, "AC" (username), "Re: HD coverage of the Nascar Race and Indy car races makes the F1 coverage look like Crap", in rec.autos.sport.f1, Usenet:
      Look, the vast majority of F1 viewers don't have HD TV. There for the numbers don't add up. When they do, you will have your HD TV. Simples.
    • 2013 August 4, Matthew Bell, "It's a very good 17 days to bury bad news" in The Independent (London):
      Controversial plans to replace appointed peers with elected senators, longed for by the Lib Dems, were seemingly given a new berth among the leftovers of Sam Cam's veg box. Simples!
    • 2016 July 4, John Crace, "Up really is down on Mummy Leadsom's amazing journey", in The Guardian (London):
      Most things will go through on the nod. Simples. Everything will be fixed by Christmas.
    • 2019 February 26, Theresa May, “Leaving the European Union”, in parliamentary debates (House of Commons)‎[1], column 173:
      Finally, the right hon. Gentleman talked about uncertainty: the uncertainty of not having the arrangements in place. If he wants to end uncertainty and if he wants to deal with the issues he raised in his response to my statement, then he should vote for a deal—simples.

NounEdit

simples

  1. plural of simple

VerbEdit

simples

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of simple

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AdjectiveEdit

simples

  1. plural of simple

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

simples

  1. plural of simple

NounEdit

simples m

  1. plural of simple

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MirandeseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

simples m or f (plural simples)

  1. simple

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese simplez, from Latin simplex.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

simples (plural simples, comparable)

  1. simple

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AdjectiveEdit

simples m pl or f pl

  1. plural of simple