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
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 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.
    – bysanchy
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 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
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 20:15
  • @Flimzy I'd say Alfredo's answer is probably correct. Hope you found the help you needed!
    – bysanchy
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 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

  • So it's a less-rude/playful way of calling someone an "ass"?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 18:36
  • @Filmzy yes, that's it. Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 18:57
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    @Flimzy I think "burris" is more a "dummy" than an "ass"
    – Newbie
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 19:58
  • @Newbie: So a playful "dumbass" :)
    – Flimzy
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 21:18
  • @Flimzy hahaha exactly! :)
    – Newbie
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 21:33

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