variants or less commonly cacafugo
plural -s
: a swaggering braggart or boaster

Word History


Spanish Cacafuego, name of a ship captured in 1579 by Sir Francis Drake, from Latin cacare to void as excrement + Spanish fuego fire, from Latin focus hearth

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cacafuego was in 1625

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“Cacafuego.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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