camelo


camelo
m.
1 hoax (noticia falsa).
2 flirting.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: camelar.
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camelo
nombre masculino
1 familiar (galanteo) courting, flirting
2 familiar (engaño) hoax, sham
3 familiar (cuento) cock-and-bull story
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masculino (fam) (timo) con (colloq); (mentira) lie

es puro camelo — it's a pack of lies o (colloq) a load of bull

esa noticia me huele a camelo — that news sounds o smells fishy to me (colloq)

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= humbug, con, con trick, hoax, con job.
Ex. That is what he does now, only now there is a lot of palaver and humbug and pretense of deliberation, which the bill proposes to continue, but which everybody can see would be a false pretense.
Ex. He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
Ex. The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
Ex. This article examines several controversial cataloguing problems, including the classification of anti-Semitic works and books proven to be forgeries or hoaxes.
Ex. The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.
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masculino (fam) (timo) con (colloq); (mentira) lie

es puro camelo — it's a pack of lies o (colloq) a load of bull

esa noticia me huele a camelo — that news sounds o smells fishy to me (colloq)

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= humbug, con, con trick, hoax, con job.

Ex: That is what he does now, only now there is a lot of palaver and humbug and pretense of deliberation, which the bill proposes to continue, but which everybody can see would be a false pretense.

Ex: He has long argued that populist conservatism is nothing more than a con.
Ex: The social contract has been the con trick by which the bosses have squeezed more and more out of the workers for themselves.
Ex: This article examines several controversial cataloguing problems, including the classification of anti-Semitic works and books proven to be forgeries or hoaxes.
Ex: The global warming hoax had all the classic marks of a con job from the very beginning.

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camelo
masculine
(fam)
1 (timo) con (colloq)
2 (mentira) lie
eso que te ha contado es puro camelo what he's told you is a pack of lies o (colloq) a load of bull
esa noticia me huele a camelo that news sounds o smells fishy to me (colloq)
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Del verbo camelar: (conjugate camelar)

camelo es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

cameló es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
camelar    
camelo
camelo sustantivo masculino (fam) (timo) con (colloq);
(mentira) lie
camelar vtr fam (convencer, conquistar) to win over: no intentes camelarme porque no pienso comprártelo, you can't talk me into buying it
a ver si le camelo para que participe en el negocio, let's see if I can convince him to let me come in on the business
camelo sustantivo masculino familiar
1 (estafa) hoax
2 (mentira) cock-and-bull story
'camelo' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
camelar
English:
con
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camelo nm
Fam
1. [engaño] con;
esas pastillas para adelgazar son un camelo those slimming pills are a con;
es puro camelo it's just humbug;
nos contó un camelo para que le prestáramos dinero he told us a lie so we'd lend him money
2. [noticia falsa] hoax
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camelo
m fam
con fam ; (broma) joke;
dar el camelo a alguien fam pull s.o.’s leg fam

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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