Monday, August 06, 2012

word of the day: cuero

The word of the day is cuero:



cuero m (plural cueros)
  1. leather
  2. animal skin, hide
  3. (Dominican Republic, slang) prostitute (Wiktionary (no, I'm not proud of it, but it's the only place I found anything with remotely the right connotation))

"Your girl catches you cheating.  (Well, actually she's your fiancée, but in a bit it so won't matter.)  She could have caught you with one sucia, she could have caught you with two, but because you're a totally batshit cuero who never empties his e-mail trash can, she caught you with fifty!"

 - Junot Díaz, "The Cheater's Guide to Love", New Yorker 23 July 2012

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