plural -s
: a West African native chief

Word History


Portuguese cabeceira, from cabeça head, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin capitia

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caboceer was in 1753

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“Caboceer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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