Marielito

noun
Ma·​ri·​e·​li·​to | \ ˌmärēəˈlētō, Sp ˌmäryeˈlētō \
plural -s

Definition of Marielito

: an emigrant from Cuba to the U.S. who exited Cuba through the port of Mariel during the mass emigration of 1980

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First Known Use of Marielito

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Marielito

American Spanish, from Mariel, Cuba

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“Marielito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marielito. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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