Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.
- 1 1.1 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar, eufemístico/colloquial, euphemistic], (pedo) fart [argot/slang] tirarse un cuete to fart [argot/slang], to cut a melon (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar, eufemístico/colloquial, euphemistic], , to let o/or blow off (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] al cuete (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [argot/slang], fue un trabajo al cuete the work we did was a waste of time nos fuimos hasta allá al cuete we went all that way for nothing 1.2 (México, Río de la Plata/Mexico, River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] (borrachera) agarrar un cuete to get plastered [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (Uruguay) [argot/slang], (porro) joint [familiar/colloquial], spliff [argot/slang]
- 2 (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial], (petardo) rocket como cuete (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] like a shot [familiar/colloquial] pasó como cuete he shot past se levantó como cuete del sillón she leapt up out of the chair
- 4 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], (puñetazo) punch se agarraron a cuetes they started hitting each other, they laid into each other (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]