In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(breaker of strike)rompehuelgas feminine derogatoryesquirol feminine derogatorycarnero masculine River Plate informal derogatorycarnera feminine River Plate informal derogatory
- The marital crisis coincides with a miners' strike in which the men are forced to live off a pittance while blacklegs take over their jobs.
- At the beginning of the 20th century, the picket was mainly concerned with preventing blackleg labour from being taken in to replace strikers.
- When the newspaper called them ‘desperate rascals, thieves, robbers, cut-throats, and blacklegs’ the newspaper's editors were not far from the truth.
- In response to his letter, I wholeheartedly disagree with his comments about ‘scabs’, ‘non-strikers’ and ‘blacklegs’.
- They are known as ‘Scummers’, a term going back to a dock strike in the fifties, when blackleg labour was brought in to breach the picket lines.
- Go on strike by all means, but don't be surprised if some unknown blackleg wannabe steals your job.
- They sang the Red Flag and the Marseillaise, followed by three cheers for the social revolution and three boos for royalty and blacklegs.
- They were ill organized, and defeated by the import of blackleg labour and drought, which struck in 1905.
- Grassroots peasant activists burned crops, mined and barricaded roads, derailed trains, set fire to buildings, beat up strikebreakers and punctured the tyres of blackleg drivers.
- There was no violence directed against the many blacklegs who drove buses and engaged in other strike-breaking activities.
intransitive verbblacklegging, blacklegged
1(break a strike)romper una huelgaesquirolear derogatorycarnerear River Plate informal derogatory
- The party's organic hostility to the working class soon proved of value to the bourgeoisie when it blacklegged on the 1980 general strike, which was broken by the government.
- Second, the left decided to scab and blackleg on the ethnic group, whose struggle is the oldest cause of the left in the region.
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