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    Why do Dominican men refer to each other as "tigere"? What does that mean? I was told a "tigere" is a "player" [term meaning the man is a gigolo who LOVES LOTS OF WOMEN]! Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzahara06 View Post
    Why do Dominican men refer to each other as "tigere"? What does that mean? I was told a "tigere" is a "player" [term meaning the man is a gigolo who LOVES LOTS OF WOMEN]! Is that right?

    You can search the word "tiguere" in this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norma Rosa View Post
    You can search the word "tiguere" in this forum.

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    Pero Norma!!! esa pagina si ta buena......para uno intruise!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.R. View Post
    Pero Norma!!! esa pagina si ta buena......para uno intruise!!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzahara06 View Post
    Why do Dominican men refer to each other as "tigere"? What does that mean? I was told a "tigere" is a "player" [term meaning the man is a gigolo who LOVES LOTS OF WOMEN]! Is that right?
    I have heard it more used as street thieves - as in hold onto your wallet and watch your stuff since there are hoodlums around

    can't imagine that men would use it as a complement

    and to be a player here is a considered a complement

    here there are bragging rights associated with how many women one has
    how many children by various women

    like - my grandfather had 50 children -- QUE HOMBRE!!!

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    It could be used as a compliment.

    If you wanted to call someone 'sharp' or 'agil' things like that.......

    if your friend just finished helping you fixed your car, which no one could do, you would say' wao pancho, ere un tigere, arreglando carro!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.R. View Post
    It could be used as a compliment.

    If you wanted to call someone 'sharp' or 'agil' things like that.......

    if your friend just finished helping you fixed your car, which no one could do, you would say' wao pancho, ere un tigere, arreglando carro!!
    Thanks - I have not heard it in this context

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.R. View Post
    If your friend just finished helping you fixed your car, which no one could do, you would say' wao pancho, ere un tigere, arreglando carro!!
    Haha...Que tigueraza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suarezn View Post
    Haha...Que tigueraza.
    hahaha thanks....tu sabe como e'!!!

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    I live with a Dominican family which comprises of a recent high school graduate girl and a 15 year old boy and we always call the boy a tiguere because he's always talking like he's a gangster, in rediculous amounts of slang and like he's real cool. And from the kids, they say that that is a tiguere.

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