In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(cheap hotel)hotel de mala muerte masculine
2British(dirty person)piojoso masculine informal derogatorypiojosa feminine informal derogatorypiojento masculine informal derogatorypiojenta feminine informal derogatory
- Let's face it; they wanted to make sure I wasn't a fleabag.
- And the strange thing about a bunch of old cats, old fat cats, fleabags, when they arise to a certain level of power, they forget how they were.
- Either way, it seems he's a dirty fleabag, y'know?
- There's still more than enough fleabags to go around!
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