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  • 1 avaro

    adj.
    avaricious, greedy, grasping, miserly.
    m.
    miser, moneygrubber, Scrooge, money-grubber.
    * * *
    1 (tacaño) avaricious, miserly, mean; (codicioso) greedy, avaricious
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (tacaño) miser; (codicioso) greedy person
    * * *
    avaro, -a
    1.
    ADJ miserly, mean

    ser avaro de o en alabanzas — to be sparing in one's praise

    2.
    SM / F miser
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo miserly
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino miser
    * * *
    = miser, stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo miserly
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino miser
    * * *
    = miser, stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

    * * *
    avaro1 -ra
    miserly
    avaro2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    miser
    * * *

    avaro
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    miserly
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    miser
    avaro,-a
    1 adjetivo avaricious, miserly
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino miser

    ' avaro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    avara
    - rata
    - miserable
    - ruin
    English:
    miser
    - miserly
    * * *
    avaro, -a
    adj
    [codicioso] greedy; [tacaño] miserly, stingy, Br mean
    nm,f
    [codicioso] greedy person; [tacaño] miser
    * * *
    I adj miserly;
    ser avaro de algo be sparing with sth;
    es muy avaro de su vida personal he gives very little away about his private life
    II m, avara f miser
    * * *
    avaro, -ra adj
    : miserly, greedy
    avaro, -ra n
    : miser
    * * *
    avaro1 adj mean
    avaro2 n miser

    Spanish-English dictionary > avaro

  • 2 bacalao

    m.
    1 cod.
    bacalao a la vizcaína (cooking) = Basque dish of salt cod cooked in a tomato and red pepper sauce
    bacalao al pil-pil (cooking) = Basque dish of salt cod cooked with olive oil and garlic
    bacalao salado salt cod
    2 cod fish, hapuka wreckfish, cod, codfish.
    3 cobia, cobia fish, Rachycentron canadum.
    * * *
    1 cod
    \
    cortar el bacalao to be the boss, give the orders, wear the trousers
    ¡te conozco bacalao! you can't fool me!
    bacalao salado salt cod
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=pez) cod, codfish
    - ¡te conozco, bacalao!
    - ser un bacalao
    2) Cono Sur miser, scrooge *
    3) Esp *** cunt ***
    * * *
    masculino cod, codfish (AmE)
    * * *
    = cod, codfish.
    Ex. This article gives an overview of the state of culture in a time of acute economic crisis in the Faroe Islands occasioned by the disappearance of the cod fishing industry.
    Ex. The burbot is the only freshwater species of codfish.
    ----
    * aceite de hígado de bacalao = cod-liver oil.
    * cortar el bacalao = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * partir el bacalao = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * * *
    masculino cod, codfish (AmE)
    * * *
    = cod, codfish.

    Ex: This article gives an overview of the state of culture in a time of acute economic crisis in the Faroe Islands occasioned by the disappearance of the cod fishing industry.

    Ex: The burbot is the only freshwater species of codfish.
    * aceite de hígado de bacalao = cod-liver oil.
    * cortar el bacalao = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    * partir el bacalao = call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.

    * * *
    cod, codfish ( AmE)
    bacalao seco salt cod
    (aunque vengas disfrazao,) te conozco bacalao ( Esp fam); I can see straight through you o you can't fool me
    cortar or partir el bacalao ( Esp fam): en casa mi madre es la que corta el bacalao my mother's the one who wears the pants ( AmE) o ( BrE) trousers around the house
    la que realmente corta el bacalao es su ayudante the one who really calls the shots o the tune is his assistant ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    bacalao sustantivo masculino
    cod, codfish (AmE);

    bacalao m Zool cod
    ♦ Locuciones: cortar el bacalao, to call the shots: Juan es el que corta el bacalao en esa empresa, Juan calls the shots in this company

    ' bacalao' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desmenuzar
    - lecho
    - salado
    - seco
    English:
    cod
    - fish
    * * *
    cod;
    Esp Fam
    cortar o [m5] partir el bacalao to call the shots
    bacalao al pil-pil = Basque dish of salt cod cooked with olive oil and garlic;
    bacalao salado salt(ed) cod;
    bacalao a la vizcaína = Basque dish of salt cod cooked in a tomato and red pepper sauce
    * * *
    m cod;
    cortar el bacalao fam call the shots fam
    * * *
    : cod (fish)
    * * *

    Spanish-English dictionary > bacalao

  • 3 cicatero

    adj.
    1 niggardly, scrimpy, close-fisted, niggard.
    2 prudish.
    m.
    miser, skinflint, Scrooge, niggard.
    * * *
    1 stingy, mean
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 miser
    * * *
    cicatero, -a
    1.
    ADJ stingy, mean
    2.
    SM / F miser, skinflint
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo (fam) tightfisted (colloq)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino (fam) skinflint (colloq)
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo (fam) tightfisted (colloq)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino (fam) skinflint (colloq)
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

    * * *
    cicatero1 -ra
    ( fam); tightfisted ( colloq)
    se dice ahorrador, pero es más bien cicatero he says he's thrifty, but I'd call him a miser
    cicatero2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); skinflint ( colloq), scrooge ( colloq), miser, tightwad ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

    cicatero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo (fam) tightfisted (colloq)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) skinflint (colloq)

    ' cicatero' also found in these entries:
    English:
    penny-pinching
    * * *
    cicatero, -a
    adj
    stingy, mean, Br miserly
    nm,f
    skinflint, miser
    * * *
    I adj stingy
    II m, cicatera f miser, tightwad fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > cicatero

  • 4 cutre

    adj.
    1 cheap and nasty (de bajo precio, calidad). (peninsular Spanish)
    2 shabby, dingy.
    3 tight, stingy (tacaño).
    4 down-at-heel, shabby.
    5 in bad shape.
    6 mean, stingy.
    f. & m.
    Scrooge, miser.
    * * *
    1 (tacaño) mean, stingy
    2 familiar (sórdido) grotty, seedy
    * * *
    adjetivo (Esp fam) < hotel> seedy, shabby; < persona> shabby
    * * *
    = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], cheapo, shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].
    Ex. The city was considered to be seedy (decayed, littered, grimy, and dreary), crowded, busy, and strongly idiosyncratic (quaint, historic, colorful, and full of 'atmosphere').
    Ex. I just put the DVD in my cheapo DVD player connected to my TV and it played without a hitch.
    Ex. Behind the shabby desk was a rather shabby man, with a tired and indecisive face.
    * * *
    adjetivo (Esp fam) < hotel> seedy, shabby; < persona> shabby
    * * *
    = seedy [seedier -comp., seediest -sup.], cheapo, shabby [shabbier -comp., shabbiest -sup.].

    Ex: The city was considered to be seedy (decayed, littered, grimy, and dreary), crowded, busy, and strongly idiosyncratic (quaint, historic, colorful, and full of 'atmosphere').

    Ex: I just put the DVD in my cheapo DVD player connected to my TV and it played without a hitch.
    Ex: Behind the shabby desk was a rather shabby man, with a tired and indecisive face.

    * * *
    1 ( Esp fam) ‹hotel› seedy, shabby
    el bar es un poco cutre the bar is a bit of a dive o is pretty seedy ( colloq)
    es un chico de lo más cutre he's terribly shabby o down-at-heel(s)
    2 ( ant) (tacaño) stingy
    * * *

    cutre adj fam
    1 (de mala calidad) shabby, grotty, seedy
    2 (tacaño) stingy
    ' cutre' also found in these entries:
    English:
    seedily
    - seedy
    - tatty
    * * *
    cutre adj
    Esp Fam
    1. [de bajo precio, calidad] cheap and nasty, crummy
    2. [sórdido] shabby, dingy;
    un garito cutre a sleazy nightclub
    3. [tacaño] tight, stingy
    * * *
    adj fam
    shabby, dingy

    Spanish-English dictionary > cutre

  • 5 judío

    adj.
    Jewish, Judean.
    m.
    1 Jew, Hebrew.
    2 Jew, Jewess man.
    3 bullet tuna, Auxis rochei.
    * * *
    1 (gen) Jewish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (persona) Jew
    3 familiar peyorativo miser, scrooge
    * * *
    1. (f. - judía)
    noun
    2. (f. - judía)
    adj.
    * * *
    judío, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [pueblo, religión] Jewish
    2) pey (=tacaño) mean, miserly
    2.
    SM / F Jew/Jewess, Jewish man/woman
    judía
    * * *
    I
    - día adjetivo
    1) (Relig, Sociol) Jewish
    2) (fam) ( tacaño) miserly, tightfisted (colloq)
    II
    - día masculino, femenino Jewish person, Jew
    * * *
    = Jew, Jewish, Kike, Judaean.
    Ex. Why do only Catholics, Jews, Negroes, and women transcend their particular nationality?.
    Ex. Enter a Jewish liturgical work under its title.
    Ex. Consider now what we're going to place in the right-hand column, one for one, analogous: Krauts, Wops, Frogs, Kikes, Polacks, Micks, and Gringos.
    Ex. This article provides a summary of the discoveries related to the storage of documents from the period of the Israelite and Judaean kings (circa 1000-587 B.C.), including ostraca (broken pieces of pottery with writing on them) and seals and seal impressions.
    ----
    * carácter judío = Jewishness.
    * judío devoto = devout Jew.
    * judío israelita = Israeli Jewish.
    * judíos = Jewry.
    * naturaleza judía = Jewishness.
    * * *
    I
    - día adjetivo
    1) (Relig, Sociol) Jewish
    2) (fam) ( tacaño) miserly, tightfisted (colloq)
    II
    - día masculino, femenino Jewish person, Jew
    * * *
    = Jew, Jewish, Kike, Judaean.

    Ex: Why do only Catholics, Jews, Negroes, and women transcend their particular nationality?.

    Ex: Enter a Jewish liturgical work under its title.
    Ex: Consider now what we're going to place in the right-hand column, one for one, analogous: Krauts, Wops, Frogs, Kikes, Polacks, Micks, and Gringos.
    Ex: This article provides a summary of the discoveries related to the storage of documents from the period of the Israelite and Judaean kings (circa 1000-587 B.C.), including ostraca (broken pieces of pottery with writing on them) and seals and seal impressions.
    * carácter judío = Jewishness.
    * judío devoto = devout Jew.
    * judío israelita = Israeli Jewish.
    * judíos = Jewry.
    * naturaleza judía = Jewishness.

    * * *
    A ( Relig, Sociol) Jewish
    B ( fam pej) (tacaño) miserly, tightfisted ( colloq)
    masculine, feminine
    Jewish person, Jew
    como un judío errante like a wandering Jew
    * * *

    judío
    ◊ - día adjetivo

    1 (Relig, Sociol) Jewish
    2 (fam & pey) ( tacaño) miserly, tightfisted (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    Jewish person, Jew
    judío,-a
    I adjetivo Jewish
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino Jew
    ' judío' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ghetto
    - gueto
    - judía
    - rito
    English:
    Jew
    - Jewish
    - Sabbath
    * * *
    judío, -a
    adj
    1. [hebreo] Jewish
    2. Fam Pey [tacaño] Jewish, tight
    nm,f
    1. [hebreo] Jew, f Jewess
    2. Fam Pey [tacaño] Jew, skinflint
    * * *
    I adj Jewish
    II m, judía f Jew
    * * *
    judío, - día adj
    : Jewish
    judío, - día n
    : Jewish person, Jew
    * * *
    judío1 adj Jewish
    judío2 n Jew

    Spanish-English dictionary > judío

  • 6 roña

    f.
    mange, scab.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: roñar.
    imperat.
    2nd person singular (tú) Imperative of Spanish verb: roñar.
    * * *
    1 (suciedad) filth, dirt
    2 (sarna) mange
    3 familiar (tacañería) meanness, stinginess
    1 familiar (tacaño) scrooge, miser
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (=mugre) dirt, grime; [en metal] rust
    2) (=tacañería) meanness, stinginess
    3) (Vet) mange
    4) (=corteza) pine bark
    5) (=estratagema) stratagem
    6) Caribe, Méx (=envidia) envy; (=inquina) grudge, ill will
    7) And (Med) feigned illness
    8)

    jugar a la roña — to play for fun, play without money stakes

    2.
    SMF * mean person, scrooge *
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) tight-fisted (colloq), stingy (colloq)
    II
    1)
    a) ( mugre) dirt, grime
    b) ( en metal) rust
    2) ( del ganado) mange
    3) (Col fam) ( pereza)
    4) (Méx) ( juego) tag
    5) roña masculino y femenino (fam) ( tacaño) scrooge (colloq), skinflint (colloq)
    * * *
    = grime, mange.
    Ex. Grease is one of the major culprits behind the grime that accumulates on cooktops.
    Ex. Mange is most commonly found in dogs and other canines, but it can occur in other domestic and wild animals, such as turtles, causing them to lose their shells.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) tight-fisted (colloq), stingy (colloq)
    II
    1)
    a) ( mugre) dirt, grime
    b) ( en metal) rust
    2) ( del ganado) mange
    3) (Col fam) ( pereza)
    4) (Méx) ( juego) tag
    5) roña masculino y femenino (fam) ( tacaño) scrooge (colloq), skinflint (colloq)
    * * *
    = grime, mange.

    Ex: Grease is one of the major culprits behind the grime that accumulates on cooktops.

    Ex: Mange is most commonly found in dogs and other canines, but it can occur in other domestic and wild animals, such as turtles, causing them to lose their shells.

    * * *
    ( fam); tightfisted ( colloq), stingy ( colloq)
    A
    1 (mugre) dirt, grime
    estos niños siempre van llenos de roña these children are always grubby
    B (del ganado) mange
    C
    ( Col fam) (pereza): dejen la roña stop lazing about
    hacer roña: estos funcionarios que hacen roña these civil servants who sit around doing nothing
    los domingos hacíamos roña en la cama hasta tarde on Sundays we used to lie in o sleep in till late
    D ( Méx) (juego) tag
    jugar a la roña to play tag
    E
    roña masculine and feminine ( fam) (tacaño) scrooge ( colloq), skinflint ( colloq), tightwad ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

    roña sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) ( mugre) dirt, grime;

    lleno de roña covered in dirt o grime


    c) (Vet) mange

    2 (Méx) ( juego) tag;

    roña sustantivo femenino
    1 (óxido, orín) rust
    2 (suciedad) filth, dirt
    ' roña' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    llorón
    - solterón
    English:
    goose
    * * *
    adj
    Fam [tacaño] stingy, tight
    nmf
    Fam [tacaño] skinflint
    nf
    1. [suciedad] filth, dirt
    2. Fam [tacañería] stinginess, tightness
    3. [enfermedad de animal] mange
    4. [herrumbre] rust
    5. Méx [juego] catch
    * * *
    f grime
    * * *
    roña nf
    1) : mange
    2) : dirt, filth
    3) fam : stinginess
    * * *
    roña n filth / dirt

    Spanish-English dictionary > roña

  • 7 roñica

    1 familiar mean, stingy
    1 familiar scrooge, miser
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.

    * * *

    roñica
    I adjetivo stingy, miserly
    II mf skinflint, tightwad
    * * *
    adj
    stingy, tight
    nmf
    skinflint

    Spanish-English dictionary > roñica

  • 8 roñoso

    adj.
    dirty, filthy.
    * * *
    1 (sucio) filthy, dirty
    2 (sarnoso) mangy
    3 familiar (tacaño) mean, stingy
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar scrooge, miser
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=mugriento) dirty, filthy; [metal] rusty
    2) (=tacaño) mean, stingy
    3) (=inútil) useless
    4) (Vet) mangy
    5) And (=tramposo) tricky, slippery
    6) Caribe, Méx (=rencoroso) bitter, resentful; (=hostil) hostile
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    1) [ESTAR]
    a) ( mugriento) dirty
    b) ( oxidado) rusty
    2) [SER] (fam) ( tacaño) tight-fisted (colloq), stingy (colloq)
    3) [ESTAR] (Vet) mangy
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino roña 5
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    1) [ESTAR]
    a) ( mugriento) dirty
    b) ( oxidado) rusty
    2) [SER] (fam) ( tacaño) tight-fisted (colloq), stingy (colloq)
    3) [ESTAR] (Vet) mangy
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino roña 5
    * * *
    = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

    * * *
    roñoso1 -sa
    A [ ESTAR]
    1 (mugriento) dirty
    lleva el cuello de la camisa roñoso his shirt collar's really grubby o engrained with dirt
    tengo el pelo roñoso my hair is filthy
    los azulejos de la cocina están roñosos the kitchen tiles are covered in grime o encrusted with dirt
    2 (oxidado) rusty
    B [ SER] ( fam) (tacaño) tightfisted ( colloq), stingy ( colloq)
    C [ ESTAR] ( Vet) mangy
    roñoso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    scrooge ( colloq), skinflint ( colloq), tightwad ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

    roñoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    1 [ESTAR]


    c) (Vet) mangy

    2 [SER] (fam) ( tacaño) tight-fisted (colloq), stingy (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) scrooge (colloq), skinflint (colloq)
    roñoso,-a adjetivo
    1 (muy sucio) filthy, dirty
    2 (oxidado) rusty
    3 fam (tacaño, avariento) stingy
    ' roñoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    roñosa
    English:
    cheapskate
    * * *
    roñoso, -a
    adj
    1. [sucio] dirty;
    la habitación estaba roñosa the room was filthy
    2. Fam [tacaño] tight, stingy
    3. Carib, Méx [ofendido] resentful
    nm,f
    Fam skinflint, tightwad
    * * *
    adj grimy, grubby
    * * *
    roñoso, -sa adj
    1) : mangy
    2) : dirty
    3) fam : stingy
    * * *
    roñoso adj
    1. (sucio) filthy [comp. filthier; superl. filthiest]
    2. (tacaño) mean

    Spanish-English dictionary > roñoso

  • 9 rácano1

    1 = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.

    Spanish-English dictionary > rácano1

  • 10 tacaño

    adj.
    mean, cheap, cheapskate, close-fisted.
    m.
    miser, tightwad, Scrooge.
    * * *
    1 mean, stingy
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 skinflint, miser
    * * *
    (f. - tacaña)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=avaro) mean, stingy
    2) (=astuto) crafty
    * * *
    I
    - ña adjetivo stingy, mean
    II
    - ña masculino, femenino miser, tightwad (AmE colloq)
    * * *
    = cheap, stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], parsimonious, tight-fisted, miser, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.
    Ex. The unregistered shareware version displays a message to anyone accessing the server that the owner is too cheap to pay the shareware fee.
    Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex. He joked that he had to be 'very parsimonious, indeed very Scottish,' in his management of IFLA finances = Bromeó diciendo que tenía que ser "muy cuidadoso, de hecho muy escocés", en su administración de los fondos de la IFLA.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
    * * *
    I
    - ña adjetivo stingy, mean
    II
    - ña masculino, femenino miser, tightwad (AmE colloq)
    * * *
    = cheap, stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], parsimonious, tight-fisted, miser, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, cheapskate.

    Ex: The unregistered shareware version displays a message to anyone accessing the server that the owner is too cheap to pay the shareware fee.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
    Ex: He joked that he had to be 'very parsimonious, indeed very Scottish,' in his management of IFLA finances = Bromeó diciendo que tenía que ser "muy cuidadoso, de hecho muy escocés", en su administración de los fondos de la IFLA.
    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.

    * * *
    tacaño1 -ña
    miserly, stingy, mean
    tacaño2 -ña
    masculine, feminine
    miser, tightwad ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

     

    tacaño
    ◊ -ña adjetivo

    stingy, mean
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    miser, tightwad (AmE colloq)
    tacaño,-a
    I adjetivo mean, stingy, miserly
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino miser, scrooge

    ' tacaño' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cutre
    - rata
    - roñosa
    - roñoso
    - ruin
    - tacaña
    - agarrado
    - apretado
    - judío
    - mezquindad
    - mezquino
    - mirar
    - pinche
    English:
    cheap
    - mean
    - meanie
    - miserly
    - niggardly
    - penny-pinching
    - stingy
    - tight
    - tightfisted
    * * *
    tacaño, -a
    adj
    mean, miserly
    nm,f
    mean o miserly person;
    ser un tacaño to be mean o miserly
    * * *
    I adj fam
    miserly, stingy fam
    II m, tacaña f fam
    miser fam, tightwad fam
    * * *
    tacaño, -ña adj
    mezquino: stingy, miserly
    tacaño, -ña n
    : miser, tightwad
    * * *
    tacaño1 adj mean
    ¡no seas tacaño! don't be mean!
    tacaño2 n skinflint

    Spanish-English dictionary > tacaño

  • 11 amarrete

    adj.
    mean, tight (informal). (Andean Spanish (Bolivia, Chilean Spanish, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), River Plate)
    f. & m.
    mean person, miser.
    * * *
    amarrete, -a * Cono Sur
    1.
    ADJ mean, stingy *
    2.
    SM / F miser, skinflint, tightwad (EEUU) *
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo (AmS fam) stingy (colloq), tightfisted (colloq)
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino (AmS fam) scrooge (colloq), skinflint (colloq)
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo (AmS fam) stingy (colloq), tightfisted (colloq)
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino (AmS fam) scrooge (colloq), skinflint (colloq)
    * * *
    amarrete1 -ta
    ( AmS fam) stingy ( colloq), tightfisted ( colloq)
    amarrete2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    ( AmS fam)
    scrooge ( colloq), skinflint ( colloq), tightwad ( AmE colloq)
    * * *

    amarrete
    ◊ -ta adjetivo (AmS fam) stingy (colloq), tightfisted (colloq)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (AmS fam) scrooge (colloq), skinflint (colloq)

    ' amarrete' also found in these entries:
    English:
    tight
    * * *
    amarrete, -a Andes, RP Fam
    adj
    stingy, tight, Br mean
    nm,f
    stingy person, miser

    Spanish-English dictionary > amarrete

  • 12 chotis

    m. s.&pl.
    1 schottische, round dance similar to the polka.
    2 scrooge.
    3 schottische, schottische music.
    * * *
    1 schottische
    \
    ser más agarrado,-a que un chotis to be a skinflint
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino schottische
    * * *
    masculino schottische
    * * *
    schottische
    ser más agarrado que un chotis ( Esp fam); to be really tightfisted ( colloq), to be a scrooge
    * * *

    chotis sustantivo masculino
    schottische
    * * *
    chotis nm inv
    = dance typical of Madrid;
    Esp Fam Hum
    ser más agarrado que un chotis to be a real skinflint o tightwad

    Spanish-English dictionary > chotis

  • 13 pijotero

    adj.
    1 stingy.
    2 punctilious, excessively meticulous.
    * * *
    1 annoying
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar pain in the neck
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo
    a) (Esp fam) ( fastidioso) annoying, irritating
    b) (Arg) ( tacaño) stingy (colloq), mean
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino
    a) (Esp fam) ( incordiante) pest (colloq)
    b) (Arg) ( tacaño) miser, scrooge (colloq)
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo
    a) (Esp fam) ( fastidioso) annoying, irritating
    b) (Arg) ( tacaño) stingy (colloq), mean
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino
    a) (Esp fam) ( incordiante) pest (colloq)
    b) (Arg) ( tacaño) miser, scrooge (colloq)
    * * *
    pijotero1 -ra
    A ( Esp fam) (fastidioso) annoying, irritating
    B ( Arg) (tacaño) stingy ( colloq), mean
    pijotero2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Esp fam) (incordiante) pest ( colloq), pain in the neck ( colloq)
    B ( Arg) (tacaño) miser, scrooge ( colloq)
    * * *
    pijotero, -a adj
    Esp Fam
    1. [molesto] annoying, irritating
    2. [pijo] [persona] = who speaks and dresses in an affected way;
    llevaba una chaqueta muy pijotera he was wearing a typical rich kid jacket
    * * *
    adj fam
    nitpicking, niggling

    Spanish-English dictionary > pijotero

  • 14 rácano

    adj.
    1 slothful, idle.
    2 stingy, mean.
    m.
    1 Scrooge, mean devil.
    2 bum.
    * * *
    1 familiar (tacaño) mean, stingy
    2 familiar (holgazán) idle, lazy
    * * *
    rácano, -a *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=tacaño) stingy *, mean
    2) (=vago) bone idle
    3) (=artero) sly, cunning
    2. SM / F
    1) (=tacaño) mean devil, scrooge *
    2) (=vago) slacker, idler
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo (fam) ( tacaño) stingy (colloq)
    II
    - na masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) scrooge (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo (fam) ( tacaño) stingy (colloq)
    II
    - na masculino, femenino (fam) ( tacaño) scrooge (colloq), tightwad (AmE colloq)
    * * *
    rácano1
    1 = stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, scrooge, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad.

    Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/ stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
    Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
    Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.

    rácano2

    Ex: There is no evidence that inherited wealth is in itself responsible for turning young people into useless layabouts.

    * * *
    rácano1 -na
    ( fam)
    1 (tacaño) stingy ( colloq), tightfisted ( colloq)
    2 (malhumorado) bad-tempered
    rácano2 -na
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    1 (tacaño) scrooge ( colloq), tightwad ( AmE colloq)
    2 (malhumorado) bad-tempered person ( o devil etc)
    * * *

    rácano,-a
    I adj fam pey
    1 (con el dinero) stingy, mean
    2 (con el trabajo) lazy
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (con el dinero) scrooge, miser
    2 (con el trabajo) layabout, slacker
    ' rácano' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aflojar
    - rácana
    * * *
    rácano, -a Fam Pey
    adj
    1. [tacaño] mean, stingy
    2. [holgazán] idle, lazy
    nm,f
    1. [tacaño] mean o stingy devil
    2. [holgazán] lazybones
    * * *
    I adj fam
    stingy fam, mean
    II m, rácana f tightwad fam, skinflint fam
    * * *
    rácano adj (tacaño) mean

    Spanish-English dictionary > rácano

  • 15 tacana

    adj.
    1 malicious, artful, knavish.
    2 stingy, sordid, close, mean.
    * * *
    f., (m. - tacaño)
    * * *
    SF
    1) And, Cono Sur (Agr) cultivated hillside terrace
    2) Cono Sur, Méx [de mortero] pestle
    3) Cono Sur (=policía) fuzz **, police
    * * *

    tacaño,-a
    I adjetivo mean, stingy, miserly
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino miser, scrooge
    ' tacaña' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    rata
    * * *
    I adj fam
    miserly, stingy fam
    II m, tacaña f fam
    miser fam, tightwad fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > tacana

  • 16 avariento

    adj.
    miserly, close-fisted, grudging, avaricious.
    m.
    miser, money-grubber, Scrooge, moneygrubber.
    * * *
    1 (tacaño) avaricious, mean, miserly; (codicioso) greedy, avaricious
    * * *
    avariento, -a
    [codicioso] greedy; [tacaño] avaricious, miserly
    nm,f
    [codicioso] greedy person; [tacaño] miser

    Spanish-English dictionary > avariento

  • 17 rácana


    rácano,-a
    I adj fam pey
    1 (con el dinero) stingy, mean
    2 (con el trabajo) lazy
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (con el dinero) scrooge, miser
    2 (con el trabajo) layabout, slacker
    * * *
    I adj fam
    stingy fam, mean
    II m, rácana f tightwad fam, skinflint fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > rácana

  • 18 avariento

    • avaricious
    • close-fisted
    • grubstake
    • grudgingly
    • miser
    • miserly
    • money-grubber
    • moneygrubber
    • niggard
    • niggling
    • penny pincher
    • Scrooge
    • Scrooge-like
    • tightfisted

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > avariento

  • 19 avaro

    • avaricious
    • greedily
    • greedy method
    • miser
    • miserly
    • money-grubber
    • moneygrubber
    • niggard
    • niggling
    • Scrooge

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > avaro

  • 20 cicatero

    • close-fisted
    • miser
    • Nigeria
    • niggard
    • niggardliness
    • niggling
    • prudish
    • Scrooge
    • skinflint
    • stingy
    • tightfisted

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > cicatero

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