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The etymological origin of the term pillo is found in Latin. And it emanates from the verb "pileare" that can be translated as "steal" or "loot."

Rascal is a adjective which is used in different ways, usually in colloquial language. It may be the term used to name the sneaky or rogue subject , which takes advantage of its sagacity to obtain some benefit.

For example: “When I was a kid, I was very cute: I always managed to get candy out of the jar without my mother noticing”, “To succeed in professional football you have to be a pillo”, "A little guy entered the business at night and hung political banners on the walls".

In some countries , this adjective refers to petty criminal , which is usually dedicated to thefts or to take advantage of people's distractions to appropriate the alien: “Stop that guy! He takes my bag! ”, "El Pillo stayed the collection of the party", "The police arrested three pillos that wreaked havoc in the downtown area".

However, in other countries that word is used with different meanings. Thus, for example, in Ecuador, for example, it is synonymous with prostitute. A nation is in which it is also used as part of a culinary term. We are referring to mote pillo, which is a stew that is made with corn, onion, butter, egg and salt.

In certain nations On the other hand, Pillo is the name that receives the Ciconia maguari , a bird also known as stork , tuyango or pillu . This animal that is found in various South American regions has the body covered with white feathers almost entirely.

Within the field of football, we cannot ignore the existence of Jaime Vera Rodríguez. This is a former Chilean player who was known by the nickname of Pillo. He played in the ranks of teams such as the Colo-Colo of Chile, the OFI Crete of Greece, the Cobreloa of Chile and the Monarcas Morelia of Mexico.

This occupied the position of steering wheel and retired in the year 1996. Since then he has worked as a team coach such as the national team, Puerto Montt, Iquique Sports, the University of Concepcion or Antofagasta Sports.

“The great pillo” is the title of a Mexican film that premiered in 1960 and that has the participation of famous comedians of the time , as Oscar Ortiz de Pinedo and Adalberto Martínez (known as Springs ).

Pillo, finally, is a conjugation of the verb catch (which is often used to name the action of taking, apprehending or catching something): “If I catch you wearing my clothes, I will get angry”, "I think I get pneumonia today: I hope the temperature goes up".

It should not be overlooked either that one of the most traditional children's games is called "run that I catch you". It takes place in a group and its objective is none other than the chosen person is responsible for catching their peers, who must run to avoid being caught. In the same way, we must bear in mind that these will have spaces that can be reached so as not to be hunted, such as the steps or a specific door.

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