Share this entry


Translation of papelear in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • [familiar]
    to go o rummage through papers
Example sentences
  • El empresario pretende que la histórica papelea con el escudo de la UCR no aparezca en ninguna boleta del país.
  • El amarillo seco se encamina, ya entre la milpa vieja que el viento papelea, o en la resbaladiza llaga de la mina de arena.
  • Dicha papelea se introduce en un urna, y el último jueves de cada mes se extrae de la urna una papeleta.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
    Cultural fact of the day


    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.