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What does the word chepa mean when used to refer to a person in Nicaraguan Spanish? What are some examples of how it is used?

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    As a curiosity, chepa in Colombia means "good luck". Commented Jan 10, 2012 at 5:33

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In Nicaragua we use the word chepa as slang for someone who's always getting into other's business to get gossip. "No seás chepa, dejá de meterte en mis cosas." "Don't be a chepa, stop getting in my stuff."

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  • Is it used the same way as atrevido is?
    – jrdioko
    Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 6:30
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In Spain chepa means joroba (hump) or, according to RAE, jorobado (humpback).

It is believed by some that humps provide good luck, and so they rub lottery tickets on people's humps. I guess that's why in Colombia it means "good luck".

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chepa.

  1. f. coloq. Corcova, joroba.
  2. f. Col. Suerte favorable.
  3. m. jorobado. U. t. c. adj.

This is the actual definition for "chepa", but the most used in America is Hispanic good luck the second

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