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Old September 02, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Gil de candil

Does anyone know what this means?
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Old September 02, 2010, 06:53 AM
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First time I've heard it . Sin contexto, no sé, pero se me ocurre una palabra que también empieza por "gil..."
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Old September 02, 2010, 10:38 AM
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En en Río de la Plata un/a "gil/a" significa a fool, a gullible person. Es común también hacer rimas, y "gil de candil" me sonó a eso, con "de candil" actuando como adjetivo agravante ad-hoc, como diciendo "un gil gilún" o un "tonto(n.) tonto(adj.)".

Pero no sé si corresponde al contexto donde la hallaste.
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Old September 02, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Gracias vds. Ahora entiendo que significa gilipollas
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