In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1de niño bienpijo Spain informalpopis Mexico informalpituco Southern Cone informalde pije Chile informal
1niño bien masculineniña bien femininepijo masculine Spain informalpija feminine Spain informalpopis feminine Mexico informalpituco masculine Southern Cone informalpituca feminine Southern Cone informalpije feminine Chile informal
- But how many millionaire preppies who hail from Massachusetts know the difference between a shotgun and a pea-shooter?
- As the two preppies approached, he offered them the cans and got disgusted looks for payment.
- I'm guessing that you don't know anyone yet, and the preppies won't be befriending you anytime soon, so why don't you sit at my table at lunch.
- That's an expensive private school for preppies, right?
- These are not your typical preppies by any means.
- She can't hide her glee when she brings down a couple of BMW-driving preppies who tried to negotiate fees with her.
- He knew Kyle's extreme dislike for preppies, but that was the first time he'd ever heard that use of the word.
- The only thing that seemed to separate the fraternities was that each one catered to a specific homogeneous group of people, whether it was preppies, jocks, or just plain losers.
- I guess the trend was geared towards preppies, and pink was an accepted part of your wardrobe back then.
- This supports my theory that all preppies are scary.
- Most of the students treated him like a preppie, as he had heard one of them called him.
- Everybody knows that the best universities, law firms, hospitals, investment banks, and the State Department used to be run by preppies whose main virtue was fortunate birth, and are now open to one and all on the basis of merit.
- Timothy always seemed like the kind of guy who would go for the preppies.
- They couldn't have gotten any firm to hire them as brokers, not when it was the Eighties and the market was booming and the Street was filled with ambitious preppies trying to make it in the business.
- One of the things I wanted to impersonate was a preppy.
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