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pico

Translation of pico in English:

nombre masculino/masculine noun

  • 4 [familiar/colloquial] (algo, parte) tiene 50 y pico de años she's fifty odd o/or fifty something [familiar/colloquial] son las tres y pico it's past o/or gone three, it's just after three tres metros y pico (just) over three meters costará alrededor de 3.000 — y un pico largo it'll cost about 3,000 — and the rest! [familiar/colloquial] salir por/costar un pico [familiar/colloquial] to cost a fortune [familiar/colloquial]
  • 8 (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] (de una moneda) ¿pico o mona? heads or tails?

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