cab·​o·​ceer | \ ¦kabə¦si(ə)r, -bō-, -iə \
plural -s

Definition of caboceer

: a West African native chief

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First Known Use of caboceer

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caboceer

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

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“Caboceer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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