In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1derogatory (hippy)melenudo masculine informal derogatorymelenuda feminine informal derogatory
- One day, in comes a gangly, loud-talking hippie longhair sporting a shirt fresh off the dirty laundry pile.
- These three longhairs hinted at greatness on their first EP, but with this new joint they are clearly the ones to beat on the Canadian underground rock scene.
- He is no jive-talking longhair who spouts about ‘universal brotherhood’ and ‘sharing’ all the way to the bank.
- The transcript doesn't say who it was, but the question itself makes you wonder how the blazes some Linux-loving hippy longhair got into the meeting in the first place.
- Unfortunately, it has already been written that these lame-brained longhairs are destined to be huge.
- Travis, Dallas, Sean and Mike look like the kind of disreputable longhairs that southern sheriffs were always trying to run out of town in movies from the Sixties.
1.2US derogatory (intellectual)intelectualoide feminine derogatoryprogre feminine informal derogatorybuena onda masculine Mexico informal derogatory
2(cat)gato de pelo largo masculine
- Cat registries could, however, stop you from showing the descendants of those longhairs and from using such cats legitimately in your breeding program.
- A black-and-white longhair sniffs her way around her new home, stops and scratches.
- Some associations followed TICA's lead and permitted exotic longhairs to compete as Persians because they look like Persians and if bred to Persians will produce nothing but longhaired kittens.
- This process was accelerated, one suspects, by the introduction of colorpoint longhairs to Birman breeding programs.
- They include many popular breeds as well as non-pedigreed longhairs and shorthairs.
- The village was run over with stray cats, tabbies, longhairs, shorthairs, tomcats, and all other imaginable breeds, even the Casper Cat (known for its lack of whiskers and hair).
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