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What is the meaning of burris?

RAE and Google are no help. It seems to be a very slang term, and from context it relates to humor or sarcasm. It may be a Mexican term.

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Could it be an altered form of "burro"? –  MikMik Jun 27 '13 at 7:56
    
Could you please post the context in which you saw the word? It's not an spanish word, as you say, might be slang and we need context. –  sanchy Jun 27 '13 at 16:56
    
@sanchy: I would love to, but I've heard the word a few times in various contexts, and don't have any of them handy to quote, so I would only base it off of my imperfect memory. –  Flimzy Jun 27 '13 at 20:15
    
@Flimzy I'd say Alfredo's answer is probably correct. Hope you found the help you needed! –  sanchy Jun 28 '13 at 10:58
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It's like a colloquial diminutive form of burro used in Mexico. It is used primarily to doesn't sound too harsh and is mainly used by women. Examples:

menso -> mensis

tonto -> tontis

burro -> burris

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So it's a less-rude/playful way of calling someone an "ass"? –  Flimzy Jun 27 '13 at 18:36
    
@Filmzy yes, that's it. –  Alfredo Osorio Jun 27 '13 at 18:57
    
@Flimzy I think "burris" is more a "dummy" than an "ass" –  Newbie Jun 27 '13 at 19:58
    
@Newbie: So a playful "dumbass" :) –  Flimzy Jun 27 '13 at 21:18
    
@Flimzy hahaha exactly! :) –  Newbie Jun 27 '13 at 21:33
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