In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Britanico(lover)amiguita femenino coloquial despectivoquerida femenino
- By WWII the expression frou-frou drink appeared, used to describe a fancy woman's drink (especially when held in the hand of a male friend).
- It's not likely my husband will be joining me tonight; he's out with his fancy woman.
- He comes home late, drunk and after being out with his fancy woman, he shouts up to his wife, "Is me dinner 'ot luv?"
- Don't mean to be disrespectful, sir, but gossip is she was some gent's fancy piece.
2EEUU(prostitute)puta femenino vulgar slang
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