In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(contemptible person)mequetrefe masculine informal
- Well, somehow the sneaky fink hacked my computer login and was using my computer to download the most horrible and pathetic porn out there.
- You are a rat fink who should be tarred and feathered.
- And while we're talking definitions, perhaps the five-star fink who took my display would like to brush up on the definition of good citizenship.
- But what makes the documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room more riveting than anything Hollywood could dream up is all the damning footage those deluded finks left behind.
2(informer)soplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informal
- The social set is torn between pegging him as a total rat fink or a noble whistle-blower.
- I'm not a rat fink squealer! You think I'm going to tell you anything that would put my friends at risk?
- What a fink. I can't believe he practically put the candy in my pockets and now he's taking me down with him.
- We are in the Eggshell Era, in which everyone has to tiptoe around because there's a world of busybodies out there who are being paid to catch you out - and a public that is slowly being trained to accept a culture of finks.
- Looking back, I saw two sets of feet: my mother's slippered ones, and the small pink toes of the fink who told on me.
- Could you deal with the fallout if she discovered you're the the fink who told?
- You really are deluded if you go on believing in your ‘hero’ in the face of all the evidence that he's a fink, and a not very bright one at that.
3derogatory(strike breaker)rompehuelgas feminine derogatoryesquirol masculine Spain derogatory informalesquirola feminine Spain derogatory informalcarnero masculine River Plate derogatory informalcarnera feminine River Plate derogatory informal
- There were a few door guards to protect the ‘finks’.
- And a little blond feller, I don't know who he was, yelled, ‘Hey, there's a fink here, starting to move goods!’
- We took some of our best militant workers, entered the plant and drove the finks out.
1(inform)to fink on sb — delatar a algn
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