caboclo

noun ca·bo·clo \kəˈbȯ(ˌ)klü, -ˈō-\

Definition of caboclo

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  an acculturated Brazilian Indian b :  a Brazilian of mixed American Indian and European ancestry — compare mameluco

  2. 2 :  a rural South American of mixed American Indian and European ancestry

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Origin and Etymology of caboclo

Portuguese, from Tupi caboco, caboculo, caboclo


First Known Use: 1816


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