caboclo

noun

ca·​bo·​clo
kəˈbȯ(ˌ)klü,
-ˈō-
plural -s
1
a
: an acculturated Brazilian Indian
b
: a Brazilian of mixed American Indian and European ancestry compare mameluco
2
: a rural South American of mixed American Indian and European ancestry

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, from Tupi caboco, caboculo, caboclo

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of caboclo was in 1816

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“Caboclo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caboclo. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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