luskung

English translation: armyworm

07:04 Nov 16, 2006
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / insects
Swedish term or phrase: luskung
common name? scientific name?
from a novel. used figuratively...
lo nathamundi
United States
Local time: 05:31
English translation:armyworm
Explanation:
The literal meaning is armyworm (härmask). However, the term can also be used to refer to someone dirty (full of lice) or with low ethics or morals. May be related to lusk
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Larry Abramson
United States
Local time: 08:31
Grading comment
Thank you, Larry.
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luskung (lit), slimeball, lowlife, dirtbag (fig)
armyworm


Explanation:
The literal meaning is armyworm (härmask). However, the term can also be used to refer to someone dirty (full of lice) or with low ethics or morals. May be related to lusk

Larry Abramson
United States
Local time: 08:31
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you, Larry.

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