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20种称呼爱人的甜蜜昵称(下)

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Besides the fruit, what did "tomato" refer to?

昵称十一:番茄
In the 1930s, the term referred to an attractive woman.
20世纪30年代,这个词被用于指代有魅力的女人。
You may have heard of diamond in the rough, but have you heard of "oyster" in the sea?
昵称十二:牡蛎
In the 1880s, "oyster" referred to someone who stood out from others and displayed head-turning qualities.
在19世纪80年代,牡蛎指的是那些与众不同、展现出引人注目特质的人。
If you were an Oliver Twist, it meant you were good at what?
昵称十三:奥利弗·特威斯特
The slang was popular in the 1920s to describe a skilled dancer.
这个在20世纪20年代很流行的俚语用来形容水平高超的舞者。
If you said someone was "all that and a bag of chips," you meant they were what?
昵称十四:所有这些外加一包薯片
If you grew up in the 1990s, you mean they were the best and then some.
如果你成长于20世纪90年代,all that and a bag of chips的意思是某人是最好的,而且还远不止此。
What did the term "buck" refer to?
昵称十五:雄鹿
In Edwardian England, a "buck" was a well-dressed man with a sense of fashion.
在爱德华七世时代的英格兰,“雄鹿”指有时尚品位的穿着考究的男人。

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If you said someone was "cute as a bug's ear," you meant they were what?

昵称十六:像小虫子的耳朵一样可爱
In the 1930s, it referred to someone who had cute or attractive features.
在20世纪30年代,这个短语指某人有可爱或迷人的五官。
What did calling someone a "turtle dove" mean?
昵称十七:斑鸠
A "turtle dove" refers to a sweetheart or beloved partner.
“斑鸠”用来称呼情人或爱侣。
What was a "butter and egg fly"?
昵称十八:蝴蝶
In the 1930s, it referred to an attractive woman who had many followers and admirers.
在20世纪30年代,butter and egg fly这个短语用来指代有很多追随者和倾慕者的女人。
Unlike modern day, "bully" used to refer to what?
昵称十九:妙人(英语单词bully在现代指欺凌弱小者)
In the 1500s, it was a gender neutral term for sweetheart or darling.
在16世纪,这个词是一个中性词,意思是甜心或亲爱的。
What did "my little cabbage" mean?
昵称二十:我的小卷心菜
In 16th-century France, it was another word for sweetheart or darling. In French, the saying was "mon petit chou."
在16世纪的法国,这个短语相当于甜心或亲爱的。法语是mon petit chou。

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rough [rʌf]

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adj. 粗糙的,粗略的,粗暴的,艰难的,讨厌的,不适的

 
buck [bʌk]

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n. (美元)块钱 n. 钱,鹿皮,(鹿皮等)制物,小伙

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popular ['pɔpjulə]

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adj. 流行的,大众的,通俗的,受欢迎的

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partner ['pɑ:tnə]

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n. 搭档,伙伴,合伙人
v. 同 ... 合

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attractive [ə'træktiv]

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adj. 有吸引力的,引起注意的

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turtle ['tə:tl]

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n. 海龟

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oyster ['ɔistə]

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n. 牡蛎

 
describe [dis'kraib]

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vt. 描述,画(尤指几何图形),说成

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bully ['buli]

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n. 欺凌弱小者,土霸,开球
vt. 威胁,恐

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diamond ['daiəmənd]

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n. 钻石,像钻石的物质,菱形,纸牌的方块,棒球内场

 
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