Botocudo

noun Bo·to·cu·do \ ˌbōtəˈkü(ˌ)dō \

Definition of Botocudo

plural Botocudo or Botocudos
1 : a South American labret-wearing people (such as the Tupian Indians of eastern Brazil)
2 : a member of a Botocudo people
3 : the language of the Botocudo people

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Origin and Etymology of botocudo

Portuguese, from botoque wooden plug, alteration of batoque plug, bunghole, probably from Middle French bartoc plug, bung; from the large cylindrical wooden plugs they wear in their ear lobes and lower lips


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