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carioca

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noun ca·ri·o·ca \ˌka-rē-ˈō-kə\

Definition of carioca

  1. 1 capitalized :  a native or resident of Rio de Janeiro

  2. 2 a :  a variation of the samba b :  the music for this dance



Origin and Etymology of carioca

Brazilian Portuguese


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with carioca


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