In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1malsonante despectivo, anticuado(person)jorobado masculino malsonante despectivojorobada femenino malsonante despectivo
2(hump)joroba femeninochepa femenino España coloquial
- She had a hunchback and walked with a stick.
- She was petite and had a dowager's hump or minor hunchback.
- This was so from the very beginning, for the supposed peculiarities of his birth and the hunchback, for which he is renowned, were but inventions to signify evil.
- The condition leaves a child short in stature and prone to developing a hunchback.
- You'd see old ladies with hunchbacks, who had been harvesting their whole lives.
- Gus is self-consciously aware of his hunchback and tries to stand taller than everyone else, with tough-as-nails determination and on-demand availability.
- A jolly, easy-go-lucky fellow who hides all his sorrow within and portrays a comical figure, laughing at himself and about his hunchback.
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