In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informalburro masculine informalburra feminine informal
- It was the only thing that got through to the thickheads he lived with.
- He's not a Christian either, you thickhead.
- Damn, she's even more of a thickhead than I had imagined.
- I need you to go in covertly and collect as much information as possible so that I can present it to those thickheads and get approval.
- What do these thickheads think they're going to achieve by throwing eggs and breaking windows?
- Except that he was being a complete thickhead.
- I'm not going to waste more time trying to talk sense into some narrow-minded thickhead, like you.
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