The etymological origin of the term pillo is found in Latin. And it is that it emanates from the verb “pileare” which can be translated as “steal” or “loot”.
Rascal is a adjective It is used in different ways, usually in colloquial language. It may be the term used to name the cunning or rogue subject, who takes advantage of his sagacity to obtain some benefit.
For example: “When I was a boy I was very naughty: I always managed to get candy out of the jar without my mother noticing”, “To succeed in professional football you have to be a rogue”, “A rogue entered the business at night and hung political banners on the walls”.
In some countries, this adjective refers to petty criminal, which is usually dedicated to thefts or to take advantage of people’s distractions to appropriate what is foreign: “Stop that rogue! Take my bag! “, “The rogue was the collection of the party”, “The police arrested three rogues who were causing havoc in the downtown area”.
However, in other countries that word is used with different meanings. Thus, for example, in Ecuador, for example, it is synonymous with prostitute. One nation is in which it is also used as part of a culinary term. We are referring to the nickname, which is a stew that is made with corn, onion, butter, egg and salt.
In certain nations, on the other hand, pillo is the name given to the Ciconia maguari, a bird also known as stork, yours or pillu. This animal, which is found in various South American regions, has almost entirely white feathers on its body.
Within the field of football, we cannot ignore the existence of Jaime Vera Rodríguez. It is about an old Chilean player who was known by the nickname of Pillo. He played in the ranks of teams such as Colo-Colo from Chile, OFI Creta from Greece, Cobreloa from Chile and Monarcas Morelia from Mexico.
He held the midfielder position and retired in 1996. Since then he has served as coach of teams such as the national team, Puerto Montt, Deportes Iquique, Universidad de Concepción or Deportes Antofagasta.
“The great scoundrel” is the title of a Mexican film that premiered in 1960 and that has the participation of famous comedians of the epoch, What Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo Y Adalberto Martinez (known as Springs).
Pillo, finally, is a conjugation of the verb catch (usually used to name the action of taking, apprehending or catching something): “If I catch you wearing my clothes, I will be angry”, “I think today I catch pneumonia: I hope the temperature rises”.
It should not be overlooked either that one of the most traditional children’s games is called “run I get you”. It takes place in a group and its objective is none other than the chosen person to be in charge of catching their companions, who must run to avoid being caught. In the same way, it must be taken into account that these will have spaces that they can reach so as not to be hunted, such as the steps or a specific door.
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