Did you know that the Chile Spanish slang word for a clown is tony? Yep! What in standard Spanish is know as payaso, Chileans refer to as tony. You will need to know that local Chilean word to understand the Chile Spanish slang expression tragarse un tony which means dying of laughter, literally “to swallow a clown”.
Here is a real life example from Twitter:
@JaraPoblete10 Te tragaste un tony? Que pensai que todo es chiste acaso? :@
— Brenda Díaz Cubillos (@diazcubillos_b) August 27, 2013
Do you happen to know why Chileans adopted the Spanish slang word tony for a clown?
Check out these other Chile Spanish Slang Expressions articles.