In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dirty, murky)(clothes/water) asqueroso(water/clothes) que da asco
- It's just a scuzzy tabloid jumping on the bandwagon.
- And that terrible scuzzy black floor they seem not to mind.
- Shuffling past security in our scuzzy T-shirts and jeans, the officious receptionist tuts at us.
- He totally rammed that down his partner's throat, dragging him against his very clearly stated wishes into scuzzy, illegal activity.
- You can find apartments at these rates but they can be pretty scuzzy ones.
- Instead I'll be haunted by guilt and a scuzzy feeling every single day I work.
- We move across a south-LA landscape of scuzzy bars, skanky hookers and corrupt cops - which the duo treat as their private playground.
2(sleazy)(person) con mala pinta coloquial(bar/club) de mala fama(club/bar) cutre España coloquial
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