Definition of querida in English:



  • 1(in Spanish-speaking regions) a female romantic partner (often as an affectionate form of address)

    ‘my querida and I went here for a late supper’
    • ‘in case you're reading this, querida, I love you’
    • ‘Yes querida, you and me both!’
    • ‘My querida and I came here with a couple of folks from church for Sunday lunch.’
    • ‘When the time comes, querida, you'll know.’
    • ‘Gladys, querida, you are looking luscious.’
    • ‘Querida, please. Just open the door and hear what I have to say.’
    • ‘Susannah—my beautiful querida—was sitting on my lap comfortably.’
    • ‘Smile, querida. You will not marry that man because you are going to marry me instead.’
    • ‘My querida is feeling better, and we are blessed to see and live another day.’
    • ‘With my querida gone to a mountain retreat I found myself reminiscing, remembering how, as an only child, I was often home alone.’
    • ‘Wow querida, you look beautiful.’
    partner, lover, significant other, girl, woman
    1. 1.1Philippines A married man's mistress.
      ‘she plays the wife who is sharing him with his kerida’
      • ‘Candidates with skeletons in their closet will be exposed—their queridas, their children outside of marriage.’
      • ‘What woman in her right mind would want to bear the burden of being a kerida?’
      • ‘But first a disclaimer: I don't have a querida, never had one.’
      • ‘George would disappear on weekends so she thought he might have a querida somewhere.’
      • ‘The director stated that it was the practice to dismiss men who were living with queridas.’
      • ‘I'm not willing to be his kerida.’
      • ‘She confirmed that her husband is having an affair and usually brings his kerida to this particular motel.’
      • ‘Does he have a querida or paramour?’
      • ‘Her husband didn't come back but rather went back to his kerida.’
      • ‘He consistently tells me that he and his kerida are done.’
      lover, girlfriend, paramour, kept woman, live-in lover



/keˈrēdə/ /kɛˈridə/


Spanish, from querer ‘to love’.