In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dress/top) que se pega al cuerpo
- The most memorable pieces were undoubtedly Gucci's clingy, dress with a daring keyhole neckline and its slinky, cut-out swimsuit.
- He wears groovy, dark, clingy clothes and takes himself more seriously.
- That night we dressed in clingy black and walked into town together.
- He quickly pulled off the clingy black sweater to reveal a black wife-beater and crashed on his bed, khakis and all.
- The cotton blouse was a bit too clingy for my comfort.
- She let her gaze fall over the clingy dress that adorned her body before looking at me once more.
- Everyday women suddenly felt comfortable showing off their conditions in low rise jeans and belly revealing clingy fabrics and gowns.
- But what's with the garish red walls of the underpass and the ridiculously clingy dress hugging Alex's voluptuous frame?
- Her beautiful clingy dress that she had worn last night was in a heap on the floor along with her stiletto heels, aluminum crown, and corsage.
- She was wearing a short, clingy blue dress with black platform sandals and a short black jacket.
- Pictures of Mills rock-climbing in clingy Lycra sportswear show how natural-looking a prosthetic leg can be - at a price.
- Stacey insisted Janet wear what she had brought: a fitting black mini skirt and a clingy cream-colored off-the-shoulder top and a pair of clear heels.
- Her silky, fawn curls, streaked with red, dropped to her shoulders, and she wore a clingy black spaghetti-strap dress.
- It was very clingy, this dress, but I looked stunning.
- She wore a Grecian-style gown made from clingy white fabric.
- This leaves ample scope for clingy vests, suede halter tops and vulgar Hawaiian shirts.
- ‘It's too clingy,’ Rebecca said, plucking at the fabric and having it spring back against her.
- Do not wear clingy fabrics on top, choose darker colors on top.
- Lexi tugged on her, somewhat clingy, khaki skirt, as she walked towards the shiny baby blue Mustang.
- Dressed in a mini-skirt and clingy top she looked better than most, her long red hair flowing down her back.
2derogatory(child) poco independiente(adult) pegajoso informal(adult) pesado informal
- I wasn't going to be that disgusting clingy girlfriend type.
- Good for you, you do not deserve a clingy girlfriend.
- I know some clingy men, at least one of whom handled a breakup in almost exactly this manner (incessant calling, ‘I need you’, etc).
- She is clingy, rude to my friends, and extremely high-maintenance.
- Is it the clingy lady who keeps calling on ‘Leave Me Alone’?
- And you will find out in this chapter why she is so clingy.
- He eventually manipulates his clingy girlfriend into the arms of another man, Murry, a wealthy beer distributor with a significant comb-over.
- Where once she was outgoing and confident, now she is clingy and dependent.
- He's not the kind of dog that will let you pet him, but with the people he knows and trusts, he's clingy.
- He wasn't clingy or annoying, and above all, he wasn't girly.
- They were clingy and anxious even with their mother near, became very upset when she left, and had mixed feelings when she returned.
- She wanted to spend time with Jason but she didn't want to be the clingy girlfriend so she decided to go help Mariana pick out the music.
- She's really clingy and she was actually pressuring me.
- The three females, for example, are reduced to stereotypes: the clingy mother, sycophantic girlfriend and bikie chick.
- She was dependent on me, she was clingy and needy, and she didn't have a strong support system.
- She had always promised herself that she would never be one of those clingy girlfriends who waited around forever for their boyfriend to call.
- Already he was back to his old way of dealing with clingy females.
- If this week people are clingy and dependant, easily offended and insecure, don't be manipulated by their whims of steel.
- I'm just clingy and he's just extremely touchy-feely.
- No wonder I got the results ‘You are a clingy person’ when I took some online quiz.
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