In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tramp)vagabundo masculinevagabunda feminine
- He knew that the ruling class are in some ways as much outsiders as vagrants and dossers, which is why the landowner has a sneaking sympathy for the poacher.
- Who else would buy up 6250 cans, only to give all the cans away to dossers?
- Alighting from a shuttle bus, the merry band of revellers spot a dosser lying prone and fully concealed under a blanket inside a bus shelter.
- He could have chosen to do other, less famous people, and has done that on many occasions, such as dossers and other working-class figures.
- The bus skirted the town, passing a cluster of dossers drinking out of brown paper bags.
2(idler)vago masculinevaga feminineflojo masculine informalfloja feminine informalmanta masculine Spain informal
- He was a joker, and I was a dosser - always having a laugh, not taking it seriously either.
- For incompetents and dossers prosper only at the expense of good workers.
- There had been an exchange of insults between them with allegations of each being a dosser.
- I sat there fearing the worse on day one and envisaged all the stereotype dossers sitting in my class.
- Now it turns out I have to co-ordinate strikes and represent these dossers.
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