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Spanish Slang Dictionary





This dictionary is a comprehensive and in-depth look at all the slang, vulgarisms, curses, and insults, plus idioms, expressions, and a lot more, available in Spanish. If you enjoy Latin American films, television, or whatever, you'll find many of the words and phrases used in here. As always with slang, be careful using what you hear; it may not work quite the way you expect.

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V Y Z


baboso, -a
adj. dimwit; twit

balena
n.f. whale; fat woman. (lit.: whale)

banana
n.f. smart; quick; sharp person. (used in Argentina; n.b.: plátano is the usual word for banana)

banana
n.m./f. smart, quick person. (used in Argentina)

bar de alterne
n.m. singles bar; pick-up spot; hookup spot

bar de ligar
idiom. singles' bar; pickup joint. (used in Spain)

bar de ligue
n.m. singles bar; pick-up spot; hookup spot

bárbara
adj. attractive; hot; sexy (said of women). (used in Argentina)

bárbaro
adj. fantastic; tremendous; brilliant

bárbaro
adj. attractive; appealing man

barrigón
n.m. someone with a pot belly

belleza
n.f. knock-out; hottie. (used for women only)

benzina
n.f. gas; gasoline. (used in Chine)

bepi
n.m. kid; boy. (reversed form)

bicho
n.m. ugly man; ugly woman; dog. (used in Colo del Sur)

bicho
n.m. prick; dick; penis. (used in Central America and Mexico)

bicho raro
idiom. oddball. (lit.: rare bug)

birome
n.f. pen; ballpoint pen. (used in Cono del Sur)

bobo/a
adj. foolish, stupid

bobo/-a
n.m/f. fool

bochar
v. fail an exam. (used in Argentina)

bocho
n.m. smart person who is otherwise normal

boite
n.f. nightclub

boliche
n.m. disco; dance club. (used in Argentina)

bolita
n.m./f. Bolivian person. (back slang; used in Argentina; generally insulting)

bolo
n.m. prick; dick; penis

bolo
n.m. concert; gig. (used in Mexico)

bolonqui
n.m. mess; disaster; failure. (reversed form of quilombo; used mostly in the Andes and Cono del Sur regions)

bolu
adj. stupid; dumb; idiotic. (from boludo; used in Cono del Sur)

bolu
n.m./f. stupid person; idiot; twit. (from boludo; used in Cono del Sur)

boludo/a
adj. thick; stupid. (reversed form; used mainly in the Cono del Sur)

boludo/a
n.m/f
asshole; jerk. (reversed form; used mainly in the Cono del Sur)

bombón
n.m. attractive; appealing; hot. (used to describe someone who is physically attractive)

bombón
n.m. sexy man; hot man; attractive man

bonachon, -a
n.m/f., adj. good-natured person

bondi
n.m. tram. (used in the Cono del Sur region)

braguetazo
n.m. marriage for money. (n.b.: used with the verbs dar or pegar as in "dar un/el braguetazo" or "pegar un/el braguetazo)

bravucón, -ona
n.m/f., adj. braggart

brazuca
n.m./f. Brazilian person. (abbreviated form; used in Argentina; can be insulting)

brillar por su ausencia
idiom. be conspicuous by one’s absence

bromista
n.m./f. practical joker; joker

brutal
adj. tremendous; wonderful. (used in Spain)

buche
n.m. belly; gut. (lit.: crop [bird]; maw [animals])

bueno
n.m. good guy; goody. (used in reference to the "good guy" in a story)

buitre
n.m. vulture; opportunist. (lit.: vulture)

burro
n.m. dullard; numbskill; thick-headed person; simpleton. (lit.: donkey)

buscar bronca
idiom. be spoiling for a fight; be looking for a fight


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