abrazo

noun
abra·​zo | \əˈbrä(ˌ)sō, äˈb-\
plural -s

Definition of abrazo 

: an embrace (as of salutation) employed in Latin America

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First Known Use of abrazo

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abrazo

borrowed from Spanish, a noun derivative of abrazar “to embrace,” from a-, verb prefix (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + brazo “arm,” going back to Latin bracchium

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