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wide boy

Translation of wide boy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], chorizo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Thanks to the wide boys, spivs, spin doctors and hereditary idiots who have hijacked a once great Australian institution.
    • Yet the more sensible half of me thinks that the six city wide boys involved are undoubtedly very sad individuals.
    • By the end of the night, Cocktail Girl is sharing brandies and lecherous back chat with seven Brummie wide boys, all of whom sport Beckham haircuts and tight jeans.

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