In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
masculine and feminine noun
1(yo)el/la menda — yours truly informal
- ¿y quién lo tuvo que terminar? el menda — and who had to finish it? yours truly / muggins here
2derogatory(tipo) jerk informal derogatory(tipo) creep informal derogatory(tipa) old bag informal derogatory(tipa) (silly) cow British informal derogatory
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